March is said ' to come in as a lion and go out as a lamb
Well me dears it came in as a lion no problem, cold wet and windy and pretty much stayed like that up to the end of the month.
Thank heavens for anemone blanda.
Its at its peak this month and spreading around nicely
Now that the narcissus tete a tete have finished. Viola Morpho is back doing sterling work in the windowsill.
The daffs in the front bed are still hanging on though -
and the roses are growing away.
To our great joy the Iochroma australe (Acnistus australis) we grew from seed last Spring have survived the Winter outside and unprotected.
There isn't a great deal to show off this month.
Tulip Gavota might not have the impact they did last year but are still very jolly
We are itching to get out and sort out the beds as soon as it dries and warms up a bit.
There is a lot to do.
Some work has been done, the apple trees are all pruned back to give a bit more light.
Having forgotten about the hippeastrum ALL winter it had started to rot.
We rescued it and it started to grow but sadly its flower-bud has aborted.
It would have been its 3rd flowering.
We were kindly given cardiocrinum giganteum as a gift from the 'RHS Early Spring Show'.
How fab is that.
Most of ( but not all ) the fuchsias and osteospermum have made it through.
There are lots of new seedlings
and I do mean alot !
along with quite a few dahlia tubers to fill the garden to bursting point this Summer
Roll on April and getting stuck into planting