Posted: 23/05/2013 at 13:49
..As I went out this mornin, around 09.15, my car gave me an ice warning!! Then while out, we had sleet and hail, now dark grey skies and bitter cold rain - don't you love the joys of an English Spring? Many things are flowering though as we did have a couple of nice days,. I have a large flowered Dr Rupple clematis which I left in the greenhouse (it was new to me), and it is flowering its dear little head off - but safely still just inside the greenhouse door. Many overwintered things still in the cold frame as I'd not dare put them put yet, seedlings huge as can't even think about hardening them off without severe losses, yet the tulips are glorious, as are the cowslips and violas, the small irises (not reticulata but 'real' irises, think they are called pumila or similar) flowering away, young acer leaves lovely - and I'm indoors whie the rain tries to break the window.