I have fallen under the spell of a full moon! The March full moon has just filled the night sky and it has been impressive. Apparently it is known as the worm moon because around this time in the northern hemisphere the soil is warming up and the earthworms are more active. It is the last full moon of the winter. So there’s no more dithering. It is spring. By coincidence I planted out asparagus crowns, an auspicious time to do so! More regular sighting of the sun also encourages us gardeners to get outside and enjoy our gardens. Here’s six from a sunny end to the week.
The front garden magnolia has just burst into flower. Such a lovely sight against the blue sky
The first of the cowslips are up, these have generously self seeded over the last few years and now I have enough to divide and dot them around the garden.
On a walk yesterday I spotted white anemones under the trees looking so fresh in the sunshine. In the afternoon I was dazzled by a small group under the apple tree in the garden here.
The lockdown purchased rose arch is supporting a clematis montana Wilsonii which has just leapt into life; new tendrils and green leaf in abundance with eagerly anticipated flowers to follow soon. It is destined to go crazy but for the moment the coverage is within acceptable limits!
I still have a little of last week’s impatience left! The leucojums have produced one single flower stem. Now come on you guys, more effort please!
A few years back I couldn’t resist planting a ring of tête-à-tête around the persimmon tree. One half of the gardening brain said ‘no, that will be too twee!’ The other half said ‘go for it.’ Over a couple of years they seem to have multiplied incredibly well and twee or not, they do cheer me up!
The seed packets are being rustled, seed trays dusted down and the greenhouse glass is due a clean up. Yes, it is time to think about sowing some annuals and onions sets have been started off in modules in the greenhouse. No need to rush, as the soil here is still quite cold. Mr P invites everyone to join in with SOS so stop by and take a look. Happy gardening.
t is the last full moon of the winter.