Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:29
I removed the Craigieburn flowers as well Verdun - but not with knowledgeable intent !I lost both my martinii because I stupidly didn't get around to planting them at the end of the year and they shrivelled up in their pots which obviously didn't suit. Ah well!
Yes Busy-Lizzie - not proud to say it IS a pelargonium you can see at the edge of that pot.. There are several things which I didn't have time to move for the winter before building materials came on site and I pretty much had to abandon a few things. However, all my pelargs have survived the last 4 winters but now that our snow has come today, I don't have high hopes of their future!
Bev - after the flooding and rotten weather last year when most of my Spring bulbs either didn't come up - or when they did (e.g. tulips) they had no stalks but flowered at ground level (looked like little martians all over the place) - I decided to replenish with the cheapest I could find. I had great and surprising success with Pound shop boxes of wildflower mixes (which were amazing) and a few other things last year so decided I'd try their Spring bulbs for this year. Have to say, before today's snow - the mix of narcissus, daffs, alliums, iris, tulips, and a pink thing I can never remember the name of which begins with 'C' - all seem to be sprouting well.. But, as we're in Scotland, and depending on near-future weather, it will be a while yet before we see what gets to blooming stage.
Bunny - I have no idea what their Snowdrop is - but saw these beauties in the photo below in the Botanical gardens a couple of weeks ago which are lovely. I expect you all know them.
Hi Rosa - I'll have a look at the potting shed gallery. I'd like to get more euphorbia when I can so must have a look around some sites and places to learn a bit more about them. Thanks for pointing out the link.
And here are the not so happy looking Hellebores this morning. I guess this snow is going to last a while yet.