Posted: 19/03/2014 at 16:22
Hi all, had a lovely day in the garden, in fairly warm weather. Nice when weeding to see shoots of plants starting to re-emerge. You know they will, but until they actually do, you always feel they might not. [ if that makes any sense ]
In the greenhouse, I was particularly pleased to see shoots of Lychnis arkwrightii Vesuvius appearing. I sowed the seed in the summer, as although they are perennial, they are very shortlived. They are lovely plants with very dark foliage and, vivid orange flowers, they fit beautifully in my hot bed, with Cannas, dahlias, Rudbeckias, Calendula, Atriplex and other hot coloured flowers.
My tree lupin seeds are growing nicely, hoping to get first year flowers, if I am lucky.
Right off to check the budget, to see if I am any better off.