Other plants are starting to revive now.Pictured is the Heuchera Obsidian next to the Electric purple Crocus.Their petals were well open to attract any pollinating insects in the area.The sunshine made them expose the golden stamen within.
A Primula growing away in the corner between the fence and the strawberry raised bed.The flowers are reminiscent of the Strawberry flowers.They seem happy at the top of a sloping border.
I went to get some bird food in town, and saw this lovely Hybrid Tea Rose called Queen Elizabeth.The same Rose that was sent free to me before.Unfortunately the free rose was poor quality and just died.I saw the name on the box today and thought I want one of these regal pink Roses in the garden especially after the Diamond Jubilee year of 2012.She is now potted up in new compost.
Interestingly the last few Roses from Wilko's have been grown in Poland. Does anyone know is Poland a hotbed of Rose growing,or is it a new industry?
The Rose Queen Elizabeth had been trimmed and sealed with green wax.The roots have been wrapped with black polythene over a sawdust/chicken manure mix.I washed off the foul smelling compost mix and planted in my mix (garden compost,and Asda compost).
I went around today and sprinkled Rose food in all the pots and the four Roses in the front garden.They will need feeding after their first flush of flowers has finished.Im a Rose O phile..
I checked my Chili seeds today in the conservatory.Alas they had all got a rotting infection.I saved 3 Scotch Bonnet,and 1 Jalapeno.I promptly went online and ordered some new Chili seeds from Suttons. Chili Tabasco,and extra Hot Jalapeno.I will try a new way of germinating seeds as suggested by Laura,who has the most impressive Chili plants in the blogosphere.
Spring will hopefully be here soon, and the temperature is predicted to rise on the weekend.