Here are the top 5 highlights from my garden this past week!
The garden is looking absolutely beautiful at the moment with all of the spring flowers and new growth. Everyday there will be something new to discover in the garden!
- This year I have decided to grow most of the vegetables by seed. It will be interesting to see the difference in the quality of the plant and produce as we progress through the season.
- Planted up against the chicken coop are two Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’trees which have been espaliered over a period of two years. Last year they flowered for the first time giving a small display, however, I have been blown away with the mass display of flowers this year. They are a great small growing tree that can be used in a vast range of planting situations. So if you’re looking for a new feature tree, I would highly recommend one of these!
3. The Glechoma hederacea ‘Ground Ivy’ I purchased a few months ago is growing very fast and is going to need re-potting in the next few weeks. I have plans to pot it up into a 30cm wire sphere hanging basket. What also caught my attention, beside the amount of growth it has suddenly put on, is the petite purple flowers. This is the first time it has flowered!
- It has taken a few years and a few winter prunes to get the weeping cherry tree to the stage it is at now. This year I decided not to prune the branches, mainly because I wanted to enjoy the blooms. It has been exciting to see this tree slowly develop and flourish. There are another two weeping cherries that have had a big winter prune and will take two years to develop a similar branching network. But it is always worth the end result!
5. During the early hours of the morning is my favourite time to stroll around the garden and take in the landscape, today it was particularly beautiful.
By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs