It was mostly damp and dull the past couple of days so I spent the afternoons browsing several of the new bulb catalogues.
I’ve always grown crocuses on the plot, generally in the long planter and partly around the rose Pretty Lady. Last year I planted the white variety Snow Bunting under the dog rose and was pleased with them. This year I’m going to plant the yellow variety Romance by the rose Pretty Lady, having dug up all the assorted old ones after they finished flowering and had died back.
I like to see tulips flowering en masse but really don’t have the room to do that so when I have grown them it’s just been in a container. This year I’ve bought fifty Toronto which is a dwarf, multi-headed red variety. I’ll be planting most, if not all, of them out on the plot but I’m still unsure whereabouts.
It’s been breezy, bright and dry today so I spent a couple of hours this morning just pottering as it really was too soggy to do anything after a day of almost continual rain yesterday. Thankfully the forecast is looking okay into next week so I’ll be continuing to dig up potatoes, lift onions and pick climbing beans.
I’ll be doing a post in the near future about the cosmos I’ve grown this year meanwhile here’s one of the yellow Xanthos which is still flowering floriferously.
Have a good weekend!