Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The Garden Close Up

The Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla Vulgaris) - so named as it normally flowers at Easter. Of course its late this year and the first flowers are only just opening. A lovely thing - the beautiful flower later turns into a very pretty seedhead.
The pansies I put in hanging baskets and pots in the autumn haven't done much over the winter and I did think they had been frosted and would not survive - but these are tough little plants and against all odds (being completely ignored over the last few months) they have started to flower.
A week or so ago I managed to do what I had meant to do in January - I moved my rhubarb plant. It has been sitting in the middle of a patch overrun by alpine strawberries for the past 5 years. I don't want to get rid of the strawberries as they fruit for months on end once they start, cover the ground in pretty foliage and smother out the weeds. I was able to divide the rhubarb into three plants and look - its started to grow already!
Another Easter bloomer is this Lenten Rose (Helleborus Orientalis). It's flowers are absolutely beautiful - but its hard to appreciate them as they hang their heads downwards, so unless you lie flat on the ground you won't see them - not an inviting prospect at this time of year!


  1. Wow - the photos of these flowers are SO amazing!!! They're so beautiful. :) Theresa

  2. These flowers are exquisite! Beautiful photos, I'd love to see your garden!

  3. Simply stunning photo's as usual Anne, especially the Pasque Flower. I'm sooo pleased you got your camera back...


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