|home grown drumstick primula|
|aubretia and grape hyacinth under the old apple tree|
|blues and yellows|
Then there is the camellia nestling in between my potting shed and the Handyman's workshop. We brought this plant with us in a pot from our previous home. We planted it in one of the large lawn borders initially but it was too exposed there and we moved it in the autumn of 2010 to this more sheltered site. It didn't flower at all last year, probably sulking from the move, but this year it has lots of lovely pink flowers, it really brightens up this sheltered corner.
I planted five pasque flower plants a couple of years ago and last year collected the seed heads and planted them in pots, stood them behind the greenhouse and promptly forgot all about them until the beginning of March. And there to my delight were a number of small plants ready for popping into the borders. I love the nodding heads of these flowers and the softness of the foliage. The purple flowers are followed by airy seed heads which are equally attractive. I've got a red variety that I'm going to take the seeds from this year and see what transpires by next spring.
|purple pasque flowers from seed|
|at the entrance to Holly Grove|