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 live in Leeds in West Yorkshire with my husband, son, daughter and Archie the dog. I'm a stay at home mum and I have many hobbies which include gardening, knitting, crochet and genealogy. The Good Life blog follows my progress on my allotment and Through The Keyhole blog follows my family life. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow my adventures with me.