What’s growing in my garden in August?November 15, 2022
What’s growing in my garden in April?November 16, 2022
As we’re coming to the end of the growing season, we wanted to reflect on what we have grown over the last year.
For the anemones, in 2021, we had the most incredible season, but 2022 was abysmal and we only managed about 20 stems vs the hundreds of the previous year! We currently have some promising healthy new growth coming through and have high hopes for the anemones next year.
For the narcissus, we continued to grow the delicious Replete, Flower Parade and Mrs R Backhouse, scented showstoppers and a welcome return to kick off the year. This paired very nicely with the orange fritillary (Imperialis Aurora).
We saw some tulips starting to pop through, such as the early Candy Prince and Apricot beauty, but April this year was really the month for those!
By the last week of March we started to see the first few heads of the ranunculus, which did so well, with incredible length, strength and are always one of the best sellers. We also noticed the Eremurus starting to come through. Finally we welcomed the return of the edible flowers such as the violas and primulas, which have been hugely successful with the local bakers.
For the bulbs (such as the tulips and narcissus), these were planted in the first week of November. For the anemones and ranunculus, the corms were also soaked and planted. Once the healthy leaf growth has appeared, they’re off to be planted in the polytunnel beds.
I’ve only touched on a few flowers here, but of course the garden saw many other varieties returning like the hellebore, hyacinths, skimmia and cherry blossom.
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