It’s been sunny and warm…

for the past few days, although there was some rain last night,  so I’ve been mostly pottering rather than plotting.

Sadly the tulips are already well past their best, as are the white narcissus ‘Thalia’.  I was given a handful of unknown variety daffodils last autumn which I planted in a container and are only now flowering.



I’m pleased to see how well the strawberry plants that I recently replanted are doing, one has got a flower on it.




I don’t think that I’ve mentioned I have a black willow (Salix gracilistyla ‘Melanostschys’) which I planted by the log pile. It’s in a sunny spot and the ground tends to stay slightly damp, which is ideal.  At present it’s about six inches tall and should only reach ten feet in ten years.

Next week  will see breezy and cooler weather which will suit me as I want to plant the rest of the potatoes and cut the grass paths.

Have a good week!


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18 Responses to It’s been sunny and warm…

  1. Liz says:

    Well done with the pottering/plotting. You may have a tree-following subject with your black willow.

  2. Jo says:

    The tulips here aren’t blooming yet, though I think it’s only a matter of days now. It’s definitely cooler here today than it has been and the temperatures are set to drop even more throughout the week.

  3. Locally we still have some tulips and daffodils in bloom, in fact walking around the neighbourhood it was a joy to see some lovely colour in the gardens.

    I think the weather is once again going to turn cooler, we’ll have to see.
    Wishing you a good week ahead.

    All the best Jan

  4. CJ says:

    Lovely to see a new tree going in, it should love the damp spot. There’s been grass cutting here too, and a little salad sowing and lettuce planting. No strawberry flowers yet, but the foliage has started growing.

  5. Carrie Gault says:

    Our tulips are nowhere near ready to bloom and the daffodils are all gone. In fact I am just realising that we may miss the tulips in their glory, we’ll be hiking, darn it!!
    Glad to see my first strawberry flower, albeit in your photo. A new tree is always time for cheer 🙂

  6. My tulips all raced out when the weather turned warm and i was sad to see them go over so soon.
    We want to see them come and hate to see them go . Happy plotting! X

  7. snowbird says:

    I do love willows!I can’t believe you have a strawberry flower, I have none!That certainly bodes well!xxx

  8. karen says:

    My tulips were almost like watching a fast forward film. They opened into bud, opened wide, and went over in three days, such a shame. Those Thalia narcissi are so lovely, I’ve got some, but they don’t last very long. By the time they come out the weather has usually warmed up and daffodils hate too much sunshine. I’ve got some white pheasants eye daffodils which last slightly longer though. And they have a slight perfume. Have a good weekend Mike. xx

    • Flighty says:

      Karen what a shame, and mine were much the same. A lot of my Thalia never appeared. The weather really has been against them this year. Thanks, and you too. xx

      • karen says:

        I’m feeding my daffodils with tomato fertiliser to hopefully build up the bulbs for next spring. Seems odd watering in the rain, but the feed is fast acting if it’s taken in through the leaves.

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