Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Pulmonaria For March
This year, I'm taking the late Geoff Hamilton's advice and visiting a nursery each month with a view to buying a plant which is in flower for my garden. Doing this should ensure that I have something blooming in my garden every month of the year.
The plant I've decided to add in March is Pulmonaria Angustifolia Blaues Meer, or Blue Cowslip. This plant is supposed to be good as a ground cover, and can be grown in moist shade. It flowers from March till May, and is attractive to bees and butterflies, which is good news, as I try to plant with wildlife in mind. It's a hardy perennial so it'll be able to survive the harsh winters which we seem to be getting these days.
As you can see, it's already in bloom. It has bright blue funnel shaped flowers which are held on upright stems. I'm looking forward to it settling in and increasing in size as I'm sure the flowers will look stunning en masse.
I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.