Last autumn I planted plenty of bulbs in seried ranks to bloom and blossom in successional brilliance so that I could have some to add to other things to highlight and beautify spring sprigs. Ha ha di ha ha ...... for on account of the unseasonably warm weather last week, which in most ways was totally lovelllly, they are all bloomin and blossomin at the same time. Beautiful yes! but not doing as requested when being planted in the autumn. Hmmmm, little point in worrying since one has absolutely no control whatsoever. BUT notwithstanding, it did remind me that it is important to think creatively so that a not so promising situation can be somehow turned around .... . Philosophical moi? By the way, you blog readers you, should you click on the date of any particular day you fancy at that moment in time, there is usually a photo inside there too.
An absolutely fab day, warm and sunny. Seeds all doing well, but I am bit concerned that the dry weather will limit how things do. My water-butts wont last a nano second if this continues. Normal for later in the year, but not yet. Hmmmmmm
Prunus institia - glorious Bullace
Right.... I have just planted 100 Ranunculus Picotee Pink having soaked them for 24 hours. Developing from dry claw like things yesterday and growing to slimey baby oysterish like things today. Oysters, I feel I should add here, are not my favourite food. BUT hopefully these wee things will turn into beautiful pink and white blobs that will look just fab in a vase. Last time I did Ranunculus NOT ONE came up. SO this time I am being a bit more organised and have put most of them in flower pots so I can really watch what is going on! Some have gone in the ground too, so a compare and contrast sesh can take place in the event that any come up.
Gosh! a long time since Feb and last posting. I have been busy sowing seeds. I am intrigued by a new plant to me, one I have NEVER grown before. It is called Pasithea Caerulea a graceful and slender blue flowered beauty. Sowing something new you never quite know what to expect - will it germinate? will it be potted on easily? What will happen then? Always very exciting, even when challenging too. Will keep you posted. The process of sowing does, of course, have its other predicaments .... namely the glasses on/glasses off quandry ... are they to be perched precariously on the end of nose not being much good before slipping off altogether? or shifted absent mindedly to the top of my head to become entangled in my hair and smudged by my soily fingers? Hmmm
Well it wasn't about green shoots BUT Green Roofs - not sure that should not be green rooves BUT the title of the book is Green Roofs - so will have to have a think about it. The talk was very interesting and we should all definitely have a green roof somewhere - whatever sort of shed you have in your garden could have one. I have put a link to John LIttle's website in the links folder - well worth looking at.
Still cold and still freezing. Not much gardening going on at the moment! But going to an interesting talk this afternoon on Green Shoots - edible ones or not I wonder??? Will feed back once I have been.
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ammi visnaga anenome st piran bullace cold weather courses cutflower getting started green roofs green shoots hmmmm oh is it raining? no the sky is blue! oh look! it seems to be raining again ... pasithea caerulea ranunculus picotee pink ranunculus picotee pink development .. scabiosa caucasica scabiosa stellata 'sternkugel' sowing seeds the weather mostly .. the weather of course!