I took a Braeburn Apple pip and sowed it last year.The plant is now over a foot tall with a beautiful red stem.I am trying to grow this to see if you can get Apples from an Apple pip!It looks promising so far.It may need grafting onto some root stock once it is more advanced.I will need to take a horticultural class for that though.
The Mexican cherry Blossom is flowering away beautifully now.It came with the house but was dug up and re potted.The flowers smell like a Bakewell tart,a lovely sweet almond scent.The leaves smell like Basil too if you crush them.It gets leaf damage by the frosts that we have here.It has revived in the wet April and looks vibrant.
I went shopping today at Asda and impulsively bought these 100 Summer flowering bulbs in the cute little bag.There are Gladiolus,Sword Lily's,Freesias,Alium,and Anemone De Caen.I would have planted them if it stopped raining long enough.I will weave them between the plants in the sunken border and maybe replant the Tulip Barrel planters.
I noticed this lone Bluebell plant growing between our front garden grass and the hedge.The small dainty Blue Bells smell like warm honey.Maybe the birds have dropped it here.A free volunteer plant that is very welcome,and great to find.I definitely want more Bluebells.Cats Dad said he will give us some from his garden as they have a surplus of plants.
The RHS Chelsea flower show has Her Majesty The Queens visit, and press day on Monday.I have been reading the Daily Telegraphs coverage,and watching You Tube videos of some of the garden designers.
I hope it is not raining as much there as it is here or there displays will be waterlogged.I will watch most of the show on the BBC I player.
It is far removed from real gardens but I love the build up,characters,and colour.It is the start of the RHS Summer garden shows.Medals will be won,new plants unveiled,and storys told.It is part of the fabric of Britain.