Update: to start I've got the best show ever of the Welsh Poppy, now have over a dozen plants and all in flower what a picture!
The Violet has taken over so dug lots up
yesterday to allow the Primula to breathe.
The trees were an absolute picture with all the blossom, the Hawthorn, Pussy Willow, three Cherries and discovered one tree has blossom on for first time, wasn't sure what it was so took some flowers and leaf off and on checking guide it was Whitebeam, so that's a new one for garden
the Holly and Cherry in front garden has been full of blossom. The latter has pruned back it was too close to windows. The Rowan was full of blossom.
Part of one of the oldest lilacs in back garden fell down while I was away and I had to cut it up with the electric saw, in total five branches rotted off, sadly it was the ones with the Ivy on.
The Photinia is full of leaf colour it looks fine. Magnolia flowered a long period. The other lilacs have been lovely including the whites. Next door complemented me on my trees in blossom, she said they were gorgeous! Hoping the Buddleah's are going to have lots of flowers on, the big one is now hidden behind the Hawthorn and Willow.
The twin-coloured climbing rose is growing a bit probably take it a year or so to get established, I'm growing it in a pot not ideal but I've got nowhere to put it.
The pansies that are two year old did come back with all pink flowers so bedding plants don't have to be flung away, just cut them hard back and pray.
Wallflowers have just finished so well pleased, and cut them back ready to flower next year. A conifer about 2' high seems to have come back from the dead after putting it in a pot and standing it aside the water butt for protection.
Been making some tubs out of the plastic containers that I get fat balls in, drilled some holes in and planted five with Lilium Elodie for a friend, also will plant some with bedding. Weigelia looks smashing. The Callicarpa looks well. As does the Hydrangea.
Had an excellent show of Forget-me-not, Aquilegia, Honesty, Bluebells, Primula, Polyanthus and Lily of the Valley, and no one got to see them bar me.
The Field Maple looks fine, also got one growing in front garden. Got an Elderberry in front garden with berries on for first time. The Potentilla will soon be in flower as will the Spirea.
I certainly seem to have the knack of growing trees and shrubs, of course the soil helps after years of growing veg etc in it, it was well manured etc.
The strawberry bed (raised bed) has lots of flowers, a friend gave me a raspberry cane but I'v had to put it in a pot and I don't think it likes it lol.
Time for supper and a lovely mug of tea!