Sunday, August 27, 2006

New Winter Rose


We were nursery hopping yesterday, and I finally succumbed and bought myself a new Hellebore. I had to - it was in a purple pot! (Glad I don't use that rule all the time, as I would have bought some truly awful plants).

This one is Mrs Betty Ranicar - a double white.


I am just waiting for my others to come into flower, that I bought in April from Post Office Farm Nursery. And I bought a couple of others yesterday at Big W - a white and a white with a pink flush, which I don't think will flower this year.

If I get them all in the same bed, they are well-known for being promiscuous and hybridising happily. Could be fun.

As for the rest of my garden - it is very weedy, as I have been missing in action on other projects. But I do have two beds almost ready for the tommies - except we are still getting frosts, so not yet. And one of the beds needs a lot of gypsum still.

But all my daffodils are out, and are rather beautiful. Once again I need to list what is where, so I can get rid of a few more of the fairly ordinary ones.

But it is definitely the time of the year when getting out into the garden is wonderful fun.


Blogger Maureen said...

It's so good to be able to visit your garden again!
Doesn't Mrs Ranicar look great in her suffragette wardrobe!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

First time visitor... I have to remember, your going from winter to spring right now! Love the hellebore..

11:14 AM  
Blogger Chloe said...

Oh Yes - if would be an M with the Suffragette comment. :) And it didn't get sent to me - so thank you to Carol for visiting, which led me over here to find M2

7:46 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Chloe - I thought you must have fallen in a hole in the garden and been covered with mulch. But I really knew you hadn't because I occasionally check your other blogs and knew you were still alive and well.

Certainly gearing up the the Spring time rush now. Good luck with all your preparations and planting.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Wicked Gardener said...

Honestly, who can resist a purple pot?

3:19 PM  
Blogger Ewa said...

I am new to your blog, hello :)
I like it and your new hellebore looks great! I didn't see such one in our nurserie. You are going into summer, right? it will be fun to watch it while there is winter in my garden.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Charles Prendergast said...

Some great imagery there! I have a hell of a time with my garden due to my palpable lack of knowledge. Still - soldiering on and glad to see that others are undergoing the same kind of woes (with admittedly better photography!)

I'm actually going to re-turf my lawn this spring - anyone got any advice before I make a hash of it?

11:48 PM  

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