Earlier this year…

I did a couple of jobs which have proved to have been worthwhile doing.

I dug up the three primroses in the long planter and divided each of them into three.  The white and yellow ones I replanted back into the planter.  I’m pleased to see that one of the yellow ones has started flowering this week, and hope that the others will follow before long.

I was going to replant the pink ones in the stone feature but instead potted them up and passed them on for a charity plant sale where they were quickly sold.

I also dug up the large clump of crocosmia bulbs down in the bottom corner of the plot.  I have to say that I almost gave up on this but eventually did it, sorted them out then replanted about half of them.

They’ve since grown well and are now flowering better than they have in years.  Yesterday morning when I took this photo they were buzzing with bees.


Take care, and have a good weekend!

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17 Responses to Earlier this year…

  1. Liz says:

    How lovely! It was good that you persevered with the crocosmia, they have rewarded you. Same too, with the primroses.

  2. CJ says:

    Lovely, and always good to have more flowers that bees enjoy. Hope you have a good weekend Flighty. CJ xx

  3. Jo says:

    Splitting plants is such a worthwhile job, not only do you end up with more plants but they reward you by performing better too. I must admit it’s a job I tend to put off but I should definitely take your lead, there’s a few that could do with being sorted out, including my crocosmia.

  4. Doris Potter says:

    I didn’t know the name crocosmia but have seen these at the Montreal Botanical Gardens. I love the delicacy of the blooms – very attractive!

  5. menhir1 says:

    Sounds like useful husbandry. I did hear from a few sources that Monbretia were not a favoured plant partly because of the aggressive nature of their growth. Being as vigorous as they are, it will take sometime to bring them under some acceptable level of control, if that is the aim. They do look as if they have a close relationship to Crocosmia, but apparently, Crocosmia are not ‘out-of-favour’ .


    • Flighty says:

      Menhir thanks. Montbretia is the old common name for Crocosmia, but is the same plant. They certainly do spread and not easy to dig up which is why they they’re not perhaps as popular as they could be in gardens. xx

  6. Crocosmia are like ginger beer plants – they expand and expand and expand. But they have lovely, cheerful flowers. Amongst my favourites.

  7. snowbird says:

    You just can’t beat dividing plants, free plants are not to be sniffed at. I get what you mean about digging crocosmia out, they have taken over in our garden but I do like them.xxx

  8. nikkipolani says:

    Glad to see them thriving with your TLC, Flighty.

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