Six on Saturday 16 Feb

A warm week especially from Tuesday onward. The nights have also been warm and there was only a slight ground frost on one day.

There was also a lot of sun, but the garden is still in a lot of shade and it takes a long time for things to wake up. Still there are signs of flower buds on the Anemone blanda and I have the odd crocus out, but I am behind gardens further south or indeed ones quite nearby!

Anyway here are six things I noticed today.

1 Ligularia shoot

This is from a Ligularia from last year, it has more than one shoot visible. It was sold as L. wilsoniana but it looks more similar to L. × palmatiloba to me.

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2 Lupin

This is putting on a lot of new growth, so I tidied it up a bit. It is just an ordinary purplish one, but I now have a red one and a blue/white one to go with it for this year.

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3 Sanguisorba officinalis 'Tanna'

A few tiny red shoots of this Sanguisorba, now on its third year.

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4 Lysimachia

I don't recall having featured this in a SoS last year, it has white flowers and it was a bit crowded by other things. Anyway here it is returning, with fairly typical Lysimachia shoots.

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5 My largest snowdrop clump

The snowdrops have not bulked up much if at all and they may in fact be disappearing. Anyway this is the largest clump I have, the rest are in twos or threes. They are all on the shady side of the garden. I had some on the other side, but they did not flower last year and so far they have not this year either.

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6 Pulmonaria buds

This plant looks just like it did all winter but then I suddenly saw that it had several clusters of buds.

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That's it for another week, to see more gardens in six bite sized portions head on over to the Propagator blog.

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