Sunday, 26 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
This first blossom is Apple.Malus sylvestris. The major part of our Orchard.This is Blackthorn. Also known as Sloe. Prunus spinosa. We planted a lot in the hedges, and scattered some along the edges of the wood.
Saturday, 18 April 2009
This particular sale was by the Hardy Plant Society, at Monkton Heathfield village hall. As you can see, I bought a few things. Some Primroses, from the charity stall, for the woodland. Pulmonaria 'sissinghurst white', and a large-flowered white Viola, from a charming chap, whose name I have forgotten. An Arum italicum 'majorca' and a snowdrop list from Ros, of Beggars Roost Plants, and two Smilacina majalis from Joyce, the name of whose nusrsery I have also forgot.This is the single surviving Pear, which we put in at the same time as the rest of the orchard.It is the first time it has had any noticable amount of blossom. I don't like threatening my trees, but it seems to have worked!
I am still knitting! Another attempt at a bed for Babur. A lace scarf in Kidsilk Haze. An evening shrug for Nick , and the continuing saga of the Aran cardigan.
Friday, 17 April 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Luckily, we have lots of cover in the garden. It is possible this pair may try to nest again.