The final days of winter

Don’t wish your life away, my wonderful nanna would say if she could hear me this morning, counting how many days we have until the rule of six returns here in England. And she’d be right – even during these weird, quiet times in which most of us can’t meet family or friends in person, there is plenty to be thankful for.

I wander around the garden most days recently, watching for little changes to the plants as they unfurl and grow on sunnier days. I’m probably (definitely) messing up the damp grass…

Last weekend was amazing weather and, while this week has been grey and cold, there is hope for springtime all around if you look closely.

Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ –
it has bloomed more since my last post; and there are lots of little buds at the top of the plant,
so I’m looking forward to seeing more flowers soon. I almost fell over trying to smell it the other day 😂
These dwarf Iris ‘Katherine’s Gold’ have been very special –
I’ll definitely plant more next year, maybe along with some ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ too!
It’s cold and chilly today so the Crocus vernus ‘Pickwick’ have closed themselves up again, but they’re fascinating
I’ve seen tonnes of photos of daffodils on others’ social media but we’re yet to see any bloom here in the garden just yet.
Seeing them almost ready to go is exciting 🌞
I planted a selection of wallflowers in autumn and they’ve remained green and strong throughout winter.
It’s wonderful to see little buds appearing on them now. Speaking of buds…
This week I planted up two pots with Salvia ‘Hot Lips’, ‘Royal Bumble’ and ‘Nachtvlinder’ along with some mint and sage
And finally, the roses are my favourite thing to watch at the moment – lots of red and green leaves appearing each day

What’s changing in your garden? Feel free to comment below or tag @camflowerjourn on Instagram so I can see 🌱🌷

Wishing you a restful weekend,

🌞 Katherine

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