Just to say Acer Palmatum Katsura is leafing out. It is absolutely as beautiful as I imagined it, leaves of luminous green lined with pink, and glowing as if internally lit. I am a rubbish photographer, but I think you can still guess the gracefulness and the lightness.
Another wonder of March was the Brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost. Not only are the leaves made of velvet covered in silver dust, and resistant to slugs, but the flowers are of an incredible intense blue, and they lighten up the dark corner where I have planted it. They feel like bits of February sky fallen in my garden. What a shame they appear of this washed colour on the photos.
I am so glad the snake-head fritillaries are back, with their surprising checked little purple and white lampshades. I’ll try to plant a lot more of them next year.
Here are the delphiniums, which seem miraculously exempt of slug damage (so far) !
My neighbour’s dainty little clematis, already in flower !
My first paeony bud. Ever. Big smile.
Yes, the garden makes me happy, and I am grateful.