Pinch punch, the first of the month… and Happy St David’s Day to one and all from not-so-sunny South Wales.
February already, and the garden is quietly beginning to slough off its slumbers as the days draw out once more.
I’ve missed most of this autumn, one way or the other.
This week, the UK is enjoying a mini heatwave. The sudden high temperatures and humidity are a little challenging to work and sleep in, but mostly welcome after the drab and cool start to our summer so far.
Spring brings increased vigour and determination, as winter’s sleepy plans are discarded, refined or set in motion.
I’m quite intrigued at the comparison between my Salvia ‘Kate Glen‘ plants; two of which have overwintered in the garden, while the other I potted up and kept in our unheated greenhouse.
Spring is in full throttle, and I’m enjoying our under-storey planting.
There I was, thinking that my return to work would allow me a little snatched time at the start or end of my working days to catch up with the mounting heaps of unread posts in my blog feed – and to write my own…
The garden is certainly taking something of a backseat this year… but there have been some changes.
There are many plants and combinations that are making me smile in our garden this week. Here are three that have caught my eye – and the camera.