IN THE GREEN
The month of April sees my garden looking at its best.
Well that's my opinion.
I really wouldn't mind if any of these perennials and grasses ever flowered.
I love them just for their foliage.
Fresh new growth carpets the borders.
My aim is for every inch of soil to be covered.
Once the flowers appear on these perennials they will be loved by bees, of the honey, solitary and bumble kind!
With much to do at this time of year, I've been busy over past weekends and on days off.
Divided one large clump of Rudbeckia into six, and Ophiopogon, making eight plants out of one.
Potted up self-sown Verbena B and Euphorbia making a dozen or more new plants, to either give away or add to the border in Autumn.
Potted up three Bronze Carex plants, bought for 30p each from a local church table-top sale.
Re-potted plants from last year, yet to find a new home.
Cleaned out pots in readiness for arrival of five varieties of dark-leaf Dahlia mail order.
Pulled up 1970's concrete slabs, making more space for planting.
Picked first Rhubarb of the year, to make home-made crumble.
Pricked out hundreds and thousands of weeds, and pulled off tens of Dandelion heads!