Yesterday started with fog which cleared for a beautiful afternoon, some of which I spent gardening. Today we had fog and frost and it was much colder so I went to the garden centre instead. I was careful not to grab a trolley so that I wouldn’t be tempted by gorgeous hellebores I haven’t room for. I was intrigued to see some of the plants about to be put out for the weekend. For example, Ranunculus ficaria ‘Brazen Hussy’.
This plant was introduced by Christopher Lloyd and I remember when it was only obtainable from specialist growers; I bought mine at one of the Westminster shows. They had a few plants, like snake’s head fritillaries and this erythronium
which were far more advanced than in my garden, where they’re only just starting to show. I did buy something. I love Eucomis bicolor. In my old garden I found it hardy and it’s destined for my new green (as in colour) bed here, as are the lilies.
Note the ‘Bee Friendly’ label? Here’s another sight to gladden Sarah Raven’s heart.
Poor cold thing. The fog is coming down again already so I’ll have to keep this jolly scene in mind.