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18/04/2011

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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.

One day?



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.




Jobs done:

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.

Sown Cerinthe.

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!



Much time has been spent planning for the Summer ahead too.

I have quite a few spare pots (smile).

To buy:

Varieties of Mint, and Lavender plants ...

and maybe anything else that pulls at my purse strings!

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6 comments:

ONG said...

Add me to the green list as well. While I dig flowers, it is all about the foliage. Great pics. Happy spring!

Glo said...

You have been busy!! Yes, greenery is lovely and the more you have in the ground, the less weeds are likely to grow :) It's a wonderful time of the year!

Cottage Garden said...

You have been a busy girl Louise!

I agree completely. I love my garden when its green, and fresh and new. Your foliage looks lush!

Jeanne
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lifeinredshoes said...

My my, you have been very busy! It's still cold and rainy here, can't wait to play in the dirt!

elaine said...

Spring is the best...I fully agree. I'm going now to take a stroll so to speak along your blog. {ahhhhhhhh... thank-you)

Bluebell said...

I love the lush new greens of spring too, it's never quite the same once they have darkened with age in summer. A visit to the garden centre at this time of year is always expensive, so many tempting things and all summer ahead to enjoy them.
I have picked my first rhubarb today, looking forward to crumble for our tea tonight. Happy gardening!