Posts Tagged ‘Ribes sanguinium’

March in my garden – spring-flowering plants coming into bloom

2 Written by Lisa on 12th Mar 2013 in Plants

It’s no wonder that the English are famous for talking about the weather.  Last week I was out planting on Tuesday and Wednesday in short sleeves, Thursday was wet and I was working in waterproofs, covered from head to foot in mud, and then yesterday we had blizzards and bitterly cold temperatures!

So, to brighten up your day I thought I’d share some pictures of the signs of spring in my garden, starting with the cheery Narcissus ‘Febuary gold’ which can’t fail to make you smile…

The Hellebores have been flowering for a few weeks, but they’re still going strong and looking lovely as always…

One of my favourite plants is the Peony and these are one of the most dramatic to show themselves in spring.

The herbaceous peonies burst through the soil and promise good things but the tree peony also shoots from stems that look as though they have no life left in them…

I’ve featured Ribes sanguinium before as part of the Garden Flowers series I write with Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona and in my garden it’s one of the first things to come into flower.  The flower buds are already well formed and it won’t be long until it’s brightening up the border.

Last but by no means least is the Nandina domestica, one of my favourite evergreen shrubs which performs well in my garden all year round.  This year the berries have been spectacular, and they’re still bringing colour and interest now.

In addition some of the perennials are starting to poke through the soil.  I’m hoping this cold snap is a temporary blip and we’ll be set for a warm spring soon.

What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to hear from you…


(Images: Lisa Cox for The Room Outside)

Garden Flowers: Ribes sanguineum, the flowering currant

15 Written by Lisa on 6th Apr 2012 in Design Tips, Garden Flowers

In this month’s Garden Flowers blog post which I write with blogger and freelance writer, Rona Wheeldon, we’re looking at perhaps one of the lesser well-known garden plants, the flowering currant. Read more

What’s happening in my garden: Spring has arrived!

1 Written by Lisa on 15th Mar 2012 in Inspiration

I have been spending a bit of time in the garden over the last couple of weekends, tidying up and enjoying the warm sunshine.  I love this time of year when the new shoots start to appear and it always amazes me just how quickly things change – you can almost see progress every day and I love watching the early buds turn into vibrant leaves and blossom. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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