There will be a break, a rest, a time of indoor confinement tomorrow and over the coming weekend if the weather forecasters are accurate. This past while has been beautiful, dry days with sunshine and warm temperatures and hours and hours in the garden. Even from something which gives such pleasure, we need a change if only to appreciate what we have been enjoying by its absence.
The forecasters would seem to be accurate as we have already had a light shower. Further rain would suit me, to be honest, as I divided quite a number of primulas during this past week and have been watering them every evening since. Now, nature may do the watering, give them a respite from the strong daytime sunshine and allow them to become established again. I also moved a few Trillium plants today and they will benefit from cooler conditions as they settle in to their new positions.
The Trilliums were planted in a spot vacated (today) by a large patch of Disporopsis pernyi, a plant which looks like a smaller Solomon’s Seal and is semi-evergreen – last year’s foliage remaining until replaced by the current year’s growth. It grows and spreads strongly on thin rhizomes and forms a congested thick mat over a few years. I have become tired of it – I have just searched past photographs and I hadn’t taken one shot of it over the years I have grown it so, obviously, I didn’t love it greatly. Three large trug loads of it have made their way to the compost bin but there is still enough left in place in case in comes into my favour at some time in the future. This clump will be kept strictly within the bounds set for it today!
So, there will be a few days indoors. A clearing out of some old things from the attic has been mentioned and that might be interesting…but I doubt it.
From today’s walk around with the camera: