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Spring Catch Up

By Alternativeeden @markngaz

Although the past three weeks I have been mentally preoccupied with something else and spring 'happened' some time during that period it feels like there isn't much to catch up on. Nothing unusual but compared to some of the blogs we read from across the pond, spring growth here seems much later. But things will level up later on.

Spring Catch Up

Two white variegated Aloe brevifolia and a baby Dyckia marnier-lapostollei

Two weekends ago the clocks moved forward signalling the start of British Summer Time, typically it was a rainy and blustery weekend hence we welcomed spring with indoor gardening.

Spring Catch Up

Ahhhww! Baby frog taking shelter (or was it trapped?) from the winds

Then last spring bank holiday weekend it was only on the Monday that the weather was really good, most of it was rainy. Still at least it wasn't bad enough to deter gardening. Cutting back was the main activity.
Spring Catch Up

Then pretty much the same last weekend, but this time mulching and fertilising came in to the equation. But at least new growth is much more visible.


Spring Catch Up

Buds are just starting to enlarge on Daphniphyllum macropodum

Spring Catch Up

Spring Catch Up

Syneleisis aconitifolium

Spring Catch Up

And shuttlecock ferns, Matteuccia struthiopteris nicely spreading out and sprouting....

Spring Catch Up

Even through the dense fibrous trunk of a tree fern.

I was squeezing my brain thinking of any nursery near us worth visiting but it still feels too early in the season. Best to wait, otherwise a visit might just entail looking at pots of soil.

Come May, so many options!


Mark :-)

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