New Front Garden Path
The new paving area in the front garden is progressing well. The white daffodils in the lead-effect trough are in full bloom giving a lovely focal point. They are now accompanied by the white blossom of Amelanchior and Spirea Bridal Wreath. I have started to create a small stepping-stone path through the border on the left which will be interplanted with low-growing specimens. The first of these are Wanda Primroses. I have also planted my lovely new Californian Iris Broadleigh Rose at the start of the path, so much to look forward to.
The paving has covered an area of rampant creeping buttercup to reduce garden maintenance but still have plenty of food for bees and bugs.
The little Fuji Cherry has been spectacular this year, a mass of white blossom. It is starting to fade now but there are crab apples and the Morello Cherry to follow.
Artisans Corner News
I have added two new flower prints this month.
Primroses has a similar format to my new Wildlife prints, using a monochrome background. The delicate colours can easily lost once they emerge above their foliage.
In contrast I have painted the Winter iris in snow to focus on their delicate colour and texture. They flower right through late Winter and Spring whenever the weather is warm enough. Although they look so fragile they are quite tough but they like to be planted against a South-facing wall to bake in Summer.
Hand finished English and Welsh language Easter cards are now in the shop.