Plant of the Month
This photo was taken as it was just getting light and the cherry looked so beautiful, like an explosion of tiny bright white lights. The Fuji Cherry is an ideal tree for a small garden as it grows slowly. This one is at least ten years old.
The arrival of Spring is helping to lift our spirits during the current pandemic giving us all some much-needed happiness and a feeling of starting to move forward. I love this little path taking me through the small shade bed to enjoy the hellebores and see everything starting to grow. The Daphne has flowered for almost two months and now the Astilbes and Thalictrums are starting to appear.
This yellow arum comes up every year and still takes me by surprise. Nestled in dappled shade at the top of the garden it positively glows. It looks so fragile but is incredibly tough.
The Spring garden brings new delights every day with more and more flowers opening. It is also the perfect place to chat over the garden wall and keep in touch with family, friends and neighbours. I'm always delighted to see my fritillaries come into flower as they self-seed well. They look so lovely with the primroses, tulips and other Spring flowers. The wallflowers have survived from last year too.
The recently planted Californian Iris are sending up new shoots. I am very excited about them as I have some beautiful new colours to look forward to including a dramatic maroon and gold one.
Artisans Corner News
Sadly we are still closed but are hoping to open after Easter on April 12th. I've already missed out on a lot of card sales but Griffin Books are selling my Easter cards for me. They have sold my general greetings cards for many years but have agreed to add Easter cards this year, a lovely gesture.
As small businesses we have been very fortunate with the support grants we have been given, most of us could not have survived without this generous help and we are very grateful.
I have been fortunate as I have had several interesting commissions to keep me going using Covid-safe collections to get them to their sponsors.