Six on Saturday – End of March

30 Mar

We have had the loveliest week, bright sunshine in cerulean skies, warm in the sunshine but almost bitter in the shade. There was quite a frost on Thursday morning but the winds of last week have dropped and being outside has been a pleasure.

1.  It’s good to see our first Ladybird.

Ladybird on the Sage

2.  The Fritillaria in the small walled garden near the kitchen are the best they have ever been.

Fritillaria in the wall border

Looking inside the Fritillaria Meleagris

3.  We love Welly Dog who is revelling in the sunshine here. To be quite honest, he smiles whatever the weather! The Tulips are enjoying the sunshine too.

Tulips and the mown lawn

4.  I have planted some instant colour into the Suffragette Garden and am pleased with the result. They should go on flowering for a good time while we settle on the whole replanting scheme.

Suffragette Garden in purple, white and green

5.    There are lots of buds on the Clematis Montana. These are by the shed and are the nearest to flowering. They have a lovely scent too and are near one of our sitting areas where we can appreciate the perfumed air.

Buds on the Clematis Montana Elizabeth

6.  The Camassia are opening and should be quite stunning when they are all in flower. They are such a lovely colour and I love the streak of blue which runs up the petals.


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16 responses to “Six on Saturday – End of March

  1. Katharine - teabreakgardener

    April 1, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Your suffragette garden is coming along well. It’s such a great idea and I bet you really enjoy thinking of seasonal plants to extend the colour scheme throughout the year.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 1, 2019 at 7:28 am

      Yes, I do. It is both a challenge and a joy. 🙂

  2. cavershamjj

    March 31, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Ooh exciting I have a couple of montanas. No sign of any buds yet, the leaves are not long out. I bought both small last year so this year will be the first flowers if i get any.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 1, 2019 at 7:29 am

      They are so pretty – I love them. We have three, all in need of pruning well this year. 🙂

  3. utesmile

    March 31, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    It all looks so beautiful. Your garden is just lovely!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you! You’ll see it for real in a couple of weeks! 🙂

      • utesmile

        March 31, 2019 at 8:07 pm

        Yay! Your Spring is already further than ours.

      • utesmile

        April 1, 2019 at 1:31 pm

        Sally, I need to change my Cornwall visit, as I have sad news as my mum passed away this morning. I will be in Germany for a while now. We will do the visit another time.

        • mybeautfulthings

          April 1, 2019 at 2:35 pm

          Dear Ute, I am so very sorry to hear this and send you my love and heartfelt condolences. I will look forward to meeting up with you at another time. With love and hugs, Sally xx

          • utesmile

            April 2, 2019 at 4:23 am

            Thank you Sally♥xx

  4. Heyjude

    March 31, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    The Suffragette Garden is looking good! I want to add Fritillary and Camassias for next year. Everything seems to be happening at once now and I wonder what will be left in the gardens by June!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      Indeed! So do we. I noticed that the buds on the Aquilegea are about to open and that’s far too early. All a bit worrying really. Another lovely day….. 🙂

      • Heyjude

        March 31, 2019 at 1:12 pm

        It is. Enjoy while we can 🙂

  5. janesmudgeegarden

    March 30, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Beautiful photo of the inside of the fritillaria. They’re such interesting bulbs, but do not grow happily in my garden. Also the clematis Montana, which is going to be stunning very soon.

  6. Piglet in Portugal

    March 30, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I love your purple sage. After two attempts I’ve given up. The Fritillaria Meleagris is beautiful! How long do the flowers last?

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 30, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      I took the first photos of the Fritillaria on 17th March so they last pretty well. I reckon they have another couple of weeks in them as there are still unopened buds…… 🙂


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