The seasons are changing and the weather slowly but surely improving. With the clocks jumping an hour on, the evenings are lovely and light and buds, bulbs and colour are all welcomed back into the garden.
Life is very unsettled at the moment because of the Coronavirus and we’re all having to change our daily routines. I am writing to-do lists like a mad lady to make sure I stay busy and not dwell on the situation too much. It’s been great to spend some time in my own garden giving it a bit of TLC, and planting those cuttings and new plants that have been sat waiting for me.
I cut away more of our grass to make a larger flower bed, allowing me the space to plant all my new purchases and to also help attract more wildlife into the garden. Grass might look lovely when it’s lush and green, but with a dog and a lot of moss, our grass has never been prize winning.
So, yesterday I planted a Cornus sanguinea “Midwinter Fire” that I had bought back in January. What can I say? I was seduced by one in a garden I was working in. Its fantastically bright stems shining in a grey winter world, so I had to have one for my own garden. I also planted my Viburnum x bodnantense “Charles Lamont”, which I am really looking forward seeing grow and blossom. Charles Lamont was the Assistant Curator at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and created this variety back in 1933, so having studied there I had to buy it.