I didn’t do much…

plotting last week as it was chilly and windy, with plenty of rain at times. As always after it’s been very windy I’m a bit apprehensive as to what I’ll see when I get to the plot but thankfully all was okay.

The rhubarb started to appear some time ago, but it’s only really got growing in the past week or so. I don’t know the variety but would guess that it’s a late one.

Rhubarb, 12 Mar'21

The only tulips I have are some dwarf red ones Toronto but sadly it looks like I’ve lost them over the winter as just these three have appeared, and I’d be surprised if they flower. I’ll have to think what I’ll replace them with. This year I’ll sow some annual flower seeds.

Despite the high winds the dwarf daffodils Tete-a-tete are still doing well. A slight drawback with these is that being as short as they are, and with the flowers facing slightly downwards, it’s generally the back of them which gets seen.

Take care, and have a good week!

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25 Responses to I didn’t do much…

  1. Andy Randall says:

    Poor old Toronto’s, they do look rather sorry for themselves, Tete-a-tete’s still looking good. We all know when it comes to gardening we have to take the rough with the smooth! Rhubarb, yummy! X


  2. CJ says:

    Lovely to see the rhubarb poking through, a real sign of spring. Pretty Tete-a-tete’s as well. Fences down here, but nothing that can’t be fixed. CJ xx


  3. Its always good to see the spring bulbs and new growth starting. I planted loads of bulbs last Autumn, and it looks like daffs and narcissi are going to flower, but I seem to have a poorer showing from anemones and choixia, unless they will come later.


  4. It looks like winter has come back here too, wind and sleet. Stay warm and admire the daffs that made it! Xx


  5. menhir1 says:

    Another weather forecast given by your flowers. The plot is an amazing communicator. Hope you’ve had a good weekend, xxx


  6. I hear you with regards to feeling apprehensive visiting the plot after wind and rain! Have a good week ahead x


  7. Shame about the tulips but the tete-a-tete are looking nice.

    Wishing you a good week ahead.

    All the best Jan


  8. Liz says:

    I wonder if the squirrels moves your tulips around? We’re a little behind you here. The tete-a-tetes are just poking through and I haven’t seen my rhubarb yet.


  9. snowbird says:

    Loving your rhubarb. Shame about the tulips, mine only seem to last a year then come up blind.xxx


  10. nikkipolani says:

    Well, you’ve had a few good seasons with the tulips. Maybe there are varieties that naturalize in your climate. My only try with them happened to coincide with the year the drought ended and all but two or so survived. And then I learned about how much they really dislike my inland climate!


    • Flighty says:

      Nikki I have surprisingly. As far as I know they generally don’t naturalize here. That’s a shame. If I get more I will grow them in pots rather than the ground. xx


  11. Hi Flighty, I’m glad all was ok with your plot after the winds. My allotment is ok but a tree in our garden was rocked and is now very dangerous, after a visit from a tree surgeon we were advised to remove it. We’re talking a 40ft plus conifer and I’m so sad about it. Oh well, these things happen and we can’t control nature. Hope you are well 🙂 xx


  12. dunelight says:

    My Rhubarb are just now coming up.


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