It’ll be a miracle if this works. We have no proper internet connection, I’m working through someone else’s access, next door presumably. Just need to get pictures from my computer to the iPad as the computer won’t connect to the same Wi-fi. There’ll be a way to do it but I’m too old.
One. Has to be the weather. Fences down on both sides of the garden.
Two. The bamboo was thrashing about bending almost to the ground. Five canes have gone altogether, the rest all have a bit of a lean.
Three. On the plus side, my crocuses have finally managed to open.
Four. Talking of crocus, I treated myself to a few corms of Crocus tomasinianus ‘Eric Smith’ last year. I don’t remember them doing much then, but I’m not complaining now.
Five. There has to be a Camelllia, another scented lutchuensis hybrid, ‘Koto-no-kaori’. Bit wind battered but starting to do its thing.
Six. Hellebores. The seedlings I grew from seed of my double are flowering nicely with a fair mix of colours.
Right, so far so good. I spent this morning cutting up the smaller of a pair of big conifers that blew down in a friends garden. She has so much more damage than me that I feel lucky to have escaped as lightly as I did.
I can’t get a featured image to upload so I’ll go without. Someone said our internet will be out for a few days; time was it wouldn’t have bothered me a bit, now I feel helpless and bereft. Next thing I need is a link to this, better publish and be damned first.