Here’s a pink pulmonaria, known as lungwort because of the spots on the leaves. I think this variety is “Raspberry Splash”.
It’s evergreen here in town and is good ground cover in shade. When the leaves look tatty I cut them off and new ones appear at once. This clump seems to be spreading without any help from me but sometimes I lift a bit up and move it somewhere so as to keep the spreading going.
Fabulous hellebores ready for the opening of Chelsea Physic Garden this weekend “Heralding Spring” where we feature snowdrops and early spring plants. Snowdrop lovers from all over the country come to buy rare varieties and see the displays in the garden. See website for opening details.
Six dwarf lupins came free with JParkers bulbs. No idea what to do with them so I’ve had them sitting about in the kitchen and they’ve got on with growing – just got on with it – so now I really will have to do something sensible with them.
These are flowers of winter flowering honeysuckle, lonicera fragrantissima (or similar variety). The wonderful scent fills the garden all winter. It’s an indestructible and ugly shrub but always worth having. Just pop it in somewhere where it can spread and let it do its thing.
New shoots/buds (not sure which) on a summer flowering clematis doing their thing. This is what I love about plants. They know what to do without asking us every five minutes. They are programmed to continue with or without our help. Great.
There are some plants of course that sit and sulk and wait for you to give them more attention. I don’t have those in the garden and if I find I’ve got one, I give it to someone else with more compassion.
Some lovely new buds on a summer flowering honeysuckle that just epitomise life bursting into life. Yes these new buds might get battered by terrible weather in the next couple of months but they will produce new buds. They try try and try again.
There’s my Six signs of life. Thank you to the Propagator for hosting this theme of Six on Saturday. On his blog you will find other people’s sixes.