Posted: 03/06/2014 at 15:46
Ha ha,,didn't really get much rain. More humid than anything but,,yes, what we could have had has been sent into England.
In my haste just snapped off a delphinium I tied up..I'm so clumsy Not much luck in that corner. A delphinium ...blue jay I think...has been a womderful sight for past 5 years or more. This year the slugs did for it before I had a chance to check it. Got a few delphiniums but nothing quite so majestic so far.
Got a beautiful Acer Flamingo there though. I cut it hard every spring and it gets better and bigger week by week. Already 8' across and 5' high in pink, white, grey, cream and pale green leaves. The new shoots are bright red/pink. I pinch the shoots out 3 or 4 times during the growing season to,produce this colour and a dense shrub ultimately 8 or 9 feet high. The odd....very odd...green shoot appears but I simply tug it off. Have produced a picture of this but prob will when agastaches are at their best.