I went to our new house yesterday, it was a gardening day. However, the lawn is so large, all my husband was able to do was weed around the front of the house, near the door and the bed along the front wall. However, the bulbs my MIL gave me a few months? ago and we planted out have been happily growing and gave us a nice surprise. The gladi is in a new bed, that is not quite finished, but we are very excited about the bed. The poor trees with grass around them are osmanthus birkwoodii, we think we will pot them back up rather than let them grow and shade the neighbours roses. I am not a big fan of couch lawns, for obviously reasons.
I also was very happy with my windflower (reminds me of Edna Walling) they grow so well at our new house, very high. The highest we have ever had them in our garden. It is a shame I don't get to see much of my flowers at that house. We are very attached to the house in a lot of ways. Quiet and peaceful among over things.
Our jerusalem artichokes have budded up, haven't been able to write a Back to Basics post, hopefully I can be organised and make up a BTB post soon.
The bulb is very unusual to me. I think it is a gearnsey lily, I know it is named after a cow! Or was it a jumper? I couldn't follow the directions very well, but decided to treat it a bit like a hippestrum. By guernsey? I don't mean nerines. I wonder if it was mislabelled?
Flowers from Today blog.