A very cold and rainy morning but we did get outside to continue tidying the garden and planting.
- Helleborus sternii
A hybrid between H. argutifolius and H. lividus. Upright stems of attractive slightly mottled foliage grown throughout the year. Green flowers tinged with pink and purple. It enjoys a sunny spot in well-drained soil (acid/neutral/chalk) and may self-seed once established. Bred at Highdown Garden, Worthing, the chalk-pit garden developed by Sir Frederick and Lady Stern.
Activities this week included:
- Planting out wallflowers in rows
- Planting out broad beans
- Planting out garlic in modules
- Planting lilies in pots and short-stemmed tulip bulbs in alpine sinks
- Rose pruning
- Weeding and top dressing pot grown roses
- Checking and cleaning dahlia tubers in storage
lettuces are growing well – time to start making marmalade