More Spring bulbs…

Following on to the plantation of Chionodoxa last October, a number of varied Spring bulbs have been added to Papi Joe’s garden recently. Firstly we made 3 moss balls à la Kokedama and planted them with a selection of the following: Crocus chrysanthus ‘Blue Pearl’, Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica and Anemone blanda ‘White Splendour’. More…

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October jobs

Extended the pergola’s horizontal treillis to better protect the Downy Japanese maple ‘Aconitifolium’ from the scorching summer sun.   Last year we planted a fairly large number of tulips and narcissus. For a change this year I am experimenting with Chionodoxa forbesii – glory of the snow. I ordered 150 bulbs from Dutch garden world.…

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January flowers, crab-apples etc.

The warm weather encourages some plants to burst into flower earlier than usual. Those Paperwhite narcissus have been in full bloom since the start of January. The blackbirds have started to attack the small apples of my Malus ‘Evereste’ in earnest! As for the bees, they are glad to feed on the Erica lusitanica ‘Great…

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Plantation of the spring bulbs

Just received from Dutch garden world. 40 Tulips ‘Angélique’ 40 Narcissus ‘Paperwhite Ziva’ 40 Narcissus ‘Thalia’ 10 Narcissus ‘White Medal’ 20 Muscaris ‘Pink Sunrise’ Plus 40 Angélique tulips bought at the Cesson-Sévigné plant fair.

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