First thing I did outside was check the winter sowing. I've now got Verbascum, Hollyhock, Lupine, Foxglove, Flax, Canterbury Bells and Poppy 'Lauren's Grape' germinating.
This Pulmonaria has been way ahead of the rest so far, the others have lots of buds now though.
Hellebores under the Cedar tree.
Pansies in the window boxes.
The shed garden coming to life. This will be the first spring in this garden and I've already found Hellebore seedlings here! Lots of bulbs are coming up too.
One of my favorite parts of the shed garden. Daffodils, tulips and Bluebells are all coming up. I'm beginning to doubt the variegated rhododendron will ever bloom, good thing I bought it for it's foliage.
Mexican Orange (Choysia ternata) was one of the shrubs I moved when I put the path through the front garden. Aside from constantly being blown over with all the wind we've had, it's looking really good. I've got it staked up better now and hopefully the roots will have a chance to take hold.
I'm really hoping for some dry weather this weekend, we are planning to finish off most of the front garden project and moving soil in the rain just doesn't sound like fun. I've looked at four different weather forecasts, and all four have different predictions for the weekend. I'm going with the one that says "cloudy with a bit of rain". I like that better than the one that says 70% chance of rain.
I hope you'll visit Glenda/Tootsie to see what she and other gardeners are sharing today for Fertilizer Friday.
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