|New Lavender Plants|
I’ve been working in the garden- thus little blogging. The first order of business has been the lavender hedge along the walk. This past year with the unduly warm January and then arctic blasts in Springtime have wrecked havoc with the lavender hedge and with the viburnums, especially. The viburnums will recover, but I had to remove about three quarters of the lavender plants, altogether. I have a few that revived with some green growth. Mixed in that hedge were rue and iberis sempervirens- those both have recovered nicely, but unless I get many lavender plants going for replacements I will no longer be able to call it my lavender walk!
I believe tonight is a good time to buy some new starts- since I don’t mind starting little cuttings, but I want my hedge back to its full glory sooner rather than later. For this season it might be a good idea to buy a flat of blue ageratum to line the front of the hedge and give a pretty appearance until the starts get established.
The container plantings are looking fine and it is time to fertilize them. I especially like the yellow daisies of the osteospermums and dahlberg daisy with the dark purple of the ipomoea batatas
The hydrangeas that I had purchased were “Endless Summer” and “Light O’ Day”. They are taking hold, but the Endless Summer one wasn’t watered while I was gone and that caused some of the fresh growth to shrivel- not precariously so, and I believe it will come right in about a week now that it is getting attention.