Today in Wellington it is a glorious, sunny and warm day, in total contrast to yesterday’s gales, rain and chills. A few of the daffodils took a bit of a battering, but there was only the odd fern leaf and several twigs lying on the decking so no major disasters. It is definitely spring here, and so with that in mind, let’s see what is happening in my neck of the woods. Thanks to The Propagator who encourages us to share what is going on in our gardens in all parts of the world. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in. Photos taken on Wednesday and today.
To start with, my first tulips in a pot. These beauties are Double Price, and while not quite the colour I was expecting, have made a gorgeous addition to the pots on our decking. Without a doubt, I’ll be doing more tulips next year. A gorgeous addition, and so much more successful than some other things I have tried (anemones – I’m looking at you).
At number two, mahonia berries, almost looking like bunches of strange shaped grapes. They are loved by the birds, and in fact Charlie, our cat, and I watched from the window as a blackbird came and had a feast on them.
At this time of year, I can’t resist putting up more pictures of the hellebores, even though you must be all tired of seeing them week in, week out. They just keep coming and I think this year has been an even better display than last year.
At number five herb corner, it is great to see the tarragon bounce back to life, and I have been enjoying lemon balm in my glasses of water while still working at home this week. Both lavenders are looking so pretty still, and the raggedy chive plant, bought in the supermarket and still going strong, has a couple of flowers on it.
In penultimate place, but still making a huge impact outside, we have the magnolia/camellia combo at the back of the house. Almost identical pictures to last week, but until I upgrade from an iPhone, this is the best I can do!
To end, as I began with the featured image at the top of the post, daffodils. The pale yellow ones are new this year, Pipet. The ones with the gorgeous pale peach centre I’ve had for maybe three years now, and I can’t remember what they are. When the next spring bulb catalogue comes out I will have to have a look and make a note. In the meantime, if anyone knows, pop a note in the comments.
As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you.
And a big thank you to Jim of Garden Ruminatons for the article about the Kate Sheppard camellia!
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