Posted: 02/01/2016 at 09:44
My goodness what a wonderful response full of good wishes to my new thread. Thank you all so much. Maureen I too have lots of Limanthes douglasii - the poached egg plant. I used it as green manure many years ago and Bob Flowerdew answered my question of when best to dig it in at a talk he gave, saying dig in half and leave half for the butterflies so now it delights me in paths far from the original veg. patch! Lovely annual and last year I had three flowerings, same as the forget-me-nots and the weigela shrubs.I read in one of the newspapers yesterday that the journalist thought we had lost a season last year. I think we had an extra one. Pat your gladioli are spectacular, I do wish engineers could come up with a way to send some flood water to the countries with drought problems.
My garden is very damp this morning but it was 10 degrees at eight o'clock so feels milder indoors at least. My family visitors did not leave till almost midnight so I got up late. The smell from the Xmas hyacinths is super in the kitchen and I now have six spikes from three bulbs. These will certainly go out in the garden after they have finished flowering with the hope of new baby bulbs forming.