Wednesday, 24 April 2019

In the garden in April

What's growing and flowering in my garden this month?

Acer "Orange Dream"

The last of the Camellias
  
Cerinthe - I planted a few of these in the front garden last year but this is the only one to have survived the winter.

Cerinthe

Choisya

Clematis armdandii 
Cowslip



Erysimum "Bowles Mauve"

Euphorbia (spurge)
I have this growing at the back of the garage and the scent is wonderful whenever I walk past.  It does spread itself about though.   Wear gloves if you pull it out - the sap will make your skin itch.

Forget me Not
Fritillaria persica "Green Dreams"
I  have this growing in a pot

Fritillaria persica "Green Dreams"

Fritillaria persica "Green Dreams"

Honesty - this is the first flower this year.  I sowed mixed seed two years ago and the plan was that I would keep the white ones - only the mauve ones came up.  They've obviously spread about as I have quite a few seedlings in the back garden.

Hosta "Geisha Girl"
The Daffodils are almost over now - these are just a few remaining which  I had planted late in the year.










Fern Polystichum - these are incredibly soft to touch, irresistible

Fern Polystichum
  A few primroses still flowering - beginning to look a bit nibbled


A primula I got on the Bargain Shelf at the garden centre a couple of weeks ago - the other one I got has gone over, but they will flower next year.

Red Acer

Rosemary

Saxifrage


Sedum Cape Blanco
   Tulips



Tulips - from Marie
  I have both Blue and White Bluebells in my garden - Sadly not English Bluebells, but a hybrid.
 




Wisteria - grown from seed by cousin Sue.  I have had this growing in a pot, but last summer I planted in the front garden against the wall.  It has flowered in the pot, but didn't the last year, which is why I moved it.


Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Bognor Regis - 27.3.19

As the weather is fairly settled this week we drove down to Bognor Regis for the day.  

Some of the beach huts were being used.
 
There were three white stones with "Brexit" written on them like this, spaced about one foot apart.
We wondered what they meant and why they were placed there.