Today has been glorious and too good a day to spend indoors - especially here on the west coast of Scotland, an area notorious for its wet climate. So I took a wee stroll round my tiny plot with my camera at the ready. The first thing I spotted was this auricula. Years ago the Under Gardener built an auricula theatre so that I could indulge my passion for these little beauties. Sadly, this is the only one I have - our local garden centres/nurseries don't seem to cater for auricula lovers. However, this one rewards me with it's pretty crimson and cream flowers year after year. Here are a few more of the flowers in bloom now.
|Bellis in a window box|
|Wallflower among the poppy leaves|
|Pot grown Pieris Forest Flame|
This Pieris has never had so much blossom on it - truly the best it has ever done in the 13 years it's been growing.
|Red/white striped tulip|
Sadly, I've forgotten the name of these tulips but they have survived in a pot over the last three very harsh winters. We have lost another pot and I do mean lost - I've looked all over the garden and it's nowhere to be seen. I suspect the Under Gardener got carried away with some over zealous clearing up in the autumn : (
And last but not least - our wildlife corridor.
|The wild flower border|
If you've got this far, thank you for staying and I hope you enjoyed seeing my blooming garden!
Take care and good night.