|Copper Beech dominates the view|
There is no doubting that we have had plenty of rain for weeks now. The good news - the garden is pleased! Although the Daffodils have now faded, its seen an explosion of life for the shrubs, flowers and trees in the garden. So I thought it was about time a gave you a Spring tour of the back garden. It was not the sunniest of days, but at least it wasn't raining.
The Clematis 'Early Sensation' has had it's best year for flowering, and is most impressive. The Auricula's this year have also done exceptionally well, and with an increasing number I need to think of a better way of displaying them.
|Ferns and Hosta|
|I need an Auricula Theatre|
|Pansies and Hosta|
|Peony waiting to flower and Erysium mauve|
Fruit and Vegetables
The Rhubarb is already bigger than that shown in the photo below, although it will be picked in the next day or so. This year I may even have a few Blackcurrants thanks to a cutting from fellow blogger Living is a great adventure. See look how well its growing!
|First sowing of Broadbeans, Dwarf French Beans and Salad|
|Bags of potato's just peaking through|
|Row of Strawberries|
There are lots on seedlings and young plants in the greenhouse, here are just a few. I forgot to take a photo of my tomato plants, but they are growing at a rapid pace and have just been transplanted into bigger pots.
|Sweet Peas, Dwarf Balsam, Canterbury Bells, Cosmos|
|Pansies, Knautia Macedonica and Lettuce|
In the coming weeks I will give you a tour of the front garden, hopefully in the sunshine.