Friday, 30 April 2021

The Delargo Gardens - April

Here we are again then me darlins.

We've come to the end of a very disappointing and cold April. Everything is at least two weeks behind and we have had to crank up the boilers here at 'Delargo Towers' to keep us and the seedlings warm.

The Tulips don't mind it though and have looked fab all month

The main display is 25 + mixed bulbs crammed into one pot. They don't flower at the same time so that it creates an ever changing surprise of colour and shapes.

 Tulip “Marquise de la Coquette” in the front window box

and the gorgeous Tulip Ronaldo 

Mixed in with Narcissus Thalia

...and our wonderful Wallflowers have created a marvellous display

We were photo-bombed by a male Hairy-footed flower bee in this shot. They enjoy wallflowers even more than we do!

This is the overall effect and we love it. The smell is heavenly.

Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty' is looking very jolly in the Sunshine.

New for us and doing well is Phlox subulata “Fabulous Rose”.

Not new, but as it was buried up in the 'top field' we never got to see it, is Geranium phaeum “Samobor”. It is now potted up and sits in my wine time corner so that we can enjoy it.

That was the stars of the month but lets not forget the "supporting cast".

Perhaps it is due to the low temperatures but they are lasting very well this year and still going

All aboard the 'Sky Lark' (our name for a very old Land Rover, if we had one) me dears. It is time for a quick tour of the grounds.

 Most of the Fuchsias are alive but very slow to get going. They have not liked the cold North winds at all.

 The Dahlias are now potted on and will have to fend for themselves.

The Ricinus seedlings came up like Sycamore trees; unfortunately I have managed to scorch them and give them a chill at the same time so fingers crossed they will be OK.

Just coming into flower now and harbingers of May:

 Bluebells up in the top field

 Forget-Me-Nots in the newly planted East Border

 and Auriculas

There tiz then me lovelies till next time then

I will pop the kettle on when I see you coming.

Lets hope it warms up a bit soon.


Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The Delargo Gardens - March

 Here we are me Darlins, March is over, the clocks have gone forward and Spring Has Sprung.

The 1st of the month was St Davis's Day so we kick off with the Daffs.

As you know me Dears, every thing here is pots so this year we decided only to grow Tête á Tête'

 Our crocus were fab but are over now

But we have some other Spring bulbs to carry on their good work. 'Ipheion uniflorum'


 This is a lovely early little Tulip with a big flower -  'Giuseppe Verdi'

Now my lovelies, I wish you could smell the Hyacinths they are divine.

Anemone De Caen is a scruffy plant but the flowers are so jolly

The Primulas have been giving us colour all winter are still going strong;

As are the pansies and Violas

The Cyclamen are still going too

The people carrier has arrived so let's jump on it for a tour of the extensive grounds here at 'Delargo Towers'

Last years bulbs did well up in the 'Top Field'

We have almost finished repotting the big pots

Once we have done that we can play 'Tetris' with them to find the best positions for them.

My Sunny 'wine time' spot

The majority of the Fuchsias have started into growth and we haven't given up on the others yet

 The back passage is full of Colour

as is the front.

More bulb refugees from last year

This Cherry Tree in our street it's looking amazing so we took a snap of it

Now me dears, do you remember the Begonia tubers I showed you in the last post, all shrivelled and dead looking. Well this is them now

The Dahlias are romping away too.

Just in flower in the last few days of the month we have the return of our jolly Anemone blanda.

And the first flowers on the main crop Tulips. There are 24 jammed into that pot !

This little chap has decided to move in and live in the Hyacinth

Well there tiz me lovelies a tad late but there has been a lot to do in the garden, including sitting the sun with a glass of wine and some easy listening music.

Till next time It's -