The novice planthunter begins her search
I was greeted with drizzle and greyness. But I wasn’t going to let that dampen my Saturday morning spirits. So hatted and booted I set off. With the garden renovation project at the forefront of my mind, I was particularly on the lookout for flowers and plants that caught my eye.
First up was this lovely winter flowering shrub (I need to look up the name, and my next job is to unearth my copy of the RHS Plant Finder out of our storage unit.). I always stop and smell the flowers on this plant – they have a pretty scent which is unusual at this time of year.
Close up, I love the look and smell of the flowers. But standing back, the shrub is straggly and ungainly. Too unkempt for our small London garden I think.
My eye was really caught by these. I love the blue-green foliage contrasted with the vibrant lime green of the flowers. These are definitely going on my plant ‘wish list’ for the new garden.
And worthy of another photo.
And finally, although I don’t think our garden is going to be big enough for trees of any sort, I couldn’t resist snapping the first white blossom. Even on a drizzly day it makes you feel better!