The next time I get excited about Lola's rediscovery of laying, please remind me not to post about it! Two entries ago, I mentioned that we'd all but given up on her ever laying again. The very same day, she began laying, and had done so for a good three weeks. I got so excited about it, I had to post on here. Within a couple of days of my posting, she has gone broody yet again! I love her to bits, but oh my goodness she broods if you so much as look at her funny!
Back to the garden. The improvement in the garden with this week's high temperatures is clear for all to see.
Fresh growth on this heuchera take on a lovely glow in the sunlight.
This variagated nepeta had survived all winter in a hanging basket outside the back door with next to no watering. The previous year it was molly-coddled in the greenhouse after gracefully hanging some 6ft from one of the baskets outside the front door. I'm not very fond of the scent the leaves release if rubbed, but it's a great little plant and an alternative to ivy in baskets and containers. I'm not sure I could responsibly recommend anyone plants it into the open ground though. I would imagine it could very quickly take over!
I've divided this single plant now into 20 smaller plants for this year's display. Cuttings from it are so easily rooted too. When you pinch a plant out, use the pinched tips as cuttings. Strip off the lower leaves and push the stem into compost, Within a couple of weeks a brand new plant for nothing! Not bad for a £2 pot a couple of years ago eh?
I love my lillies. I adore lillies! There's always room for more...