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A Brief Respite from the Storms?


By siris


In the South we were forcast for more torrential rain and lashing winds but Monday morning turned out to be sunny, still slightly windy, so trimmed some of the Pyracanthus to stop them flapping. The leathery leaves of the Mahonia stood up well to the storms.

I took the opportunity to take some pics, but some of the plants are somewhat battered.
The developing flower on Trillium kurabayashii looks like it’s not going to come to anything.

Iris tuberosa has more flowers to open

Some lower growing plants have escaped the worst of the wind, Pulmonarias.

Silver leaf form

And the spotted leaf form usually has downy mildew in the dry, but not this year!

Must remove Cherry Ingram, Omphaliodes, it just doesn’t produce enough flowers here, a waste of space.

These bulbs/corms seem to be standing up well to the weather.

Although only the small Tête à Tête Daffs are standing upright.

I put the more tender Sarracenias from the southern area of USA under the carport for the winter as usual, this allowed the floating raft to sit higher in the pond. (Lori in Canada says Sarracenia purpurea grows wild there) so I left the hardier varieties on the raft. They will just need the brown trumpets cutting back in Spring.

Sarracenia flava also in the pond with a Sedge behind.

At the front of the pond Black Mondo Grass, Dierama, and Libertia Taupo blaze which will have white flowers above the browny/orange leaves. Oh, and Imperata Red Baron grass, but that’s deciduous.

I will need to go to the allotment again for the third time (after the rain water has diminished there) to check that no more panes in the greenhouse need replacing. I had to buy more glazing clips yesterday.

Hope we can look forward to a more normal Spring.

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You have a nice colorful garden. I hope your trillium makes it. That's one of my faves!

17 Feb, 2020


A lovely array of colour of spring flowers you have there Siris.

17 Feb, 2020


Lots to give you pleasure in a garden that has had to tolerate some rough weather lately. Pretty colours everywhere. I do like pulmonarias, yours is a lovely one.

17 Feb, 2020


You have lots going on! The trillium is early isnt it!

17 Feb, 2020


Dawn, Trillium flower emerged Feb 14th 2018, so pretty regular time.
Bathgate, that Trillium I've had for years, its always the first species to emerge. No sign of grandiflorum or luteum yet. They are all sooo slow to increase unfortunately.
Wildrose, I've also got Pulmonaria David Ward, it's in the back garden and although flowering now, forgot to include it.

17 Feb, 2020


I have that trillium somewhere I must look at my map haha.
Did you know David Ward is Beth Chatto's head gardener, she named the pulmonaria after him, I've read it in her book

18 Feb, 2020


Dawn yes I did know, it's a variegated one with reddish flowers, very nice, but slow to increase. It was declining but I moved forward in the bed so it got more sun, seems happier.

18 Feb, 2020


I’m pleased ‘David’ is happier in the sun :-)

18 Feb, 2020


Lovely blog and photo's Siris, plenty to admire in your garden...

21 Feb, 2020

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