The simple beauty of a forget me not (Myosotis scorpioides) on a Monday morning. These tiny delights can be direct sown once (about now you can just scatter where you'd like it to grow). They're perennial so will return each year, usually joined by a few friends as they self seed freely. They ideally like semi shade and moist ground, these are happily growing in shade on the top of a chalk hill so a moist winter is enough to sustain if not in direct sun. If you'd like any adv
Anemone de Caen 'The Bride' used here in a terracotta pot with tulips and other spring flowering bulbs to create a longer flowering period and a frothy backdrop.
A hardy perennial, they will return each year. If planted as bulbs in Autumn they will flower during April and May, but can also be bought as a plant now. Tolerates semi shade and make a good cut flower, what's not to love!
Hedgehogs, the ideal house guest? I think so and was delighted to discover that a rather large hog has taken up residence in my small patch. I welcome him whole heartily and hope that he snuffles all the slugs and snails that are so proliferate already this year after such a mild winter.