I’ve never noticed…

before that after the crocuses finish flowering the leaves then grow a lot longer as you can see with these Romance ones, which are green and silvery and shimmer in the sunlight.

I acquired a small clump of blue Michaelmas daisies last autumn which I don’t think I’ve mentioned or shown here. I recently dug them up then replanted to the left of these crocuses. I have another, much larger, clump between the cornus and the roadway but I think, indeed hope, that these are a different variety.

I mentioned recently that I’d dug up then replaced the sedums which are now in the top north-west corner and, as you can see here, doing really well.

The week ahead looks like being mostly dry, dull and slightly warmer than it has been so I may start planting out the onion sets.

Take care, and have a good week!

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14 Responses to I’ve never noticed…

  1. menhir1 says:

    I was interested to see your Sedum flourishing in that position. Some years ago, I had mine in a NW/NE aspect. They were vigorous once planted but did not seem to want to show up again after the first year. Mind you, in the January we had the most almighty storms and general stormy weather, during which a tree was felled. It crushed a number of perennials never to be seen again.

    xxx

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    • Flighty says:

      Menhir I’ve only moved it about ten feet so it should hopefully still grow okay, and other plot holders also grow them successfully around the site. Shame about the perennials you lost. xx

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  2. Pretty leaves. My tiny early irises do the same, growing long leaves after the flower are gonexx

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  3. CJ says:

    The sedum is looking beautifully healthy. You can never have too many Michaelmas daisies, the bees love them and there isn’t too much around for them at that time, so they’re a really great choice. A bit of garden tidying today, and I put my little tomato plants out into the mini greenhouse. The sweet peas will have to fend for themselves outside against a south-facing wall now – I’ve run out of space! CJ xx

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    • Flighty says:

      CJ it sure is. I agree about the Michaelmas daisies, and I was given a small one yesterday which I’m told has red flowers. Good for you, I’ll be sowing my tomato seeds this week. I’m sure that your sweet peas will be fine – oh dear! xx

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  4. Liz says:

    I’m envious of your plot. Not a weed in sight. The crocus, Michaelmas daisies, and sedum leaves are all such interesting varied shapes and coloring.

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  5. Jo says:

    That’s a lovely clump of sedum, a plant I really like as it gives some much welcome colour later in the season. The weather looks much the same here this week, perfect for getting your onion sets planted out.

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    • Flighty says:

      Jo I agree with you, great for late season colour and interest. It’s sunny here today so I planted out some onion sets, with the rest to follow during the week. xx

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  6. nikkipolani says:

    Well, everything looks exceptionally healthy. Love the light on your plantings.

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  7. snowbird says:

    Everything is looking smart and healthy. I’ve noticed a lot of spring bulbs growing longer leaves after flowering. I wonder why? The sedums look marvelous. xxx

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