I had a pottering sort of a day today, I had intended to make a start on another Dear Jane block but the weather was still quite nice so I decided to spend a bit more time weeding in the garden. I’m glad I did as I finished off the back yard and I’ve even got the raised beds ready so I can plant something during the week. We just need a load of mulch and I can spread that out and the back yard will be set for summer.
These are the cyclamen I have growing in the back yard, I planted them about 3 years ago and then left them to their own devices, they make a nice splash of colour in late winter, the area they are planted in gets a bit of a baking in summer but it doesn’t seem to have affected them. They die down once we start getting hotter temperatures, the leaves dry up and you would never know they are there till next spring.
I’m not so happy with these Starflowers (I think that is their common name) I bought them thinking they would be a quite intense blue, but instead they are a washed out pale blue. However, they are another bulb that doesn’t seem to require anything extra done to them so they will stay in the garden.