Milo. Female. Age 2. Destroyer of Worlds.
Photos and video of plants, animals, and stranger cats as they travel through her garden territory.

 

Amazingly one of my Helleborus niger ex ‘Josef Lemper’ seedlings is blooming at 15 months old. I did not expect to see anything like this for another year.Here they were last summer:http://milos-garden.tumblr.com/post/58716250773/these-hellebores-helleborus-niger-ex-josef

Amazingly one of my Helleborus niger ex ‘Josef Lemper’ seedlings is blooming at 15 months old. I did not expect to see anything like this for another year.

Here they were last summer:

http://milos-garden.tumblr.com/post/58716250773/these-hellebores-helleborus-niger-ex-josef

So pleased that a lot of the native plants I collected last year have started to re-emerge. Geum, Geranium, Anemone are all visible above. A lot of orchids just starting to poke up too.

So pleased that a lot of the native plants I collected last year have started to re-emerge. Geum, Geranium, Anemone are all visible above. A lot of orchids just starting to poke up too.

Magnolias are opening up ! Also Milo climbing around trying to get in the shot as usual.

Magnolias are opening up !

Also Milo climbing around trying to get in the shot as usual.

Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’.Can’t wait to get some berries going on this shrub!

Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’.

Can’t wait to get some berries going on this shrub!

oakapples:

As I sat on the lawn earlier observing the carder bees hard at work, my mind wandered to the composition of the ‘background’ vascular ground flora in the garden. Here are some of the principal herbaceous species in this south Cambridgeshire plot (we actually get a huge number of tree and shrub seedlings too- Ash, Field Maple, Hazel, and roses): Honesty, Lesser Celandine, Green Alkanet, Cleavers, Germander Speedwell, Herb Robert, Garlic Mustard, Wood Forget-me-not, Dog Violet, and Petty Spurge. I’d be intrigued to hear from anybody in any other part of Britain with a list of the commonest natives popping up in his or her garden.

Some botanical spring goodness post.

I finally found an appropriate garden decoration to mark the grave of Milo’s friend and mentor, a cat who lived here for 19 years.

I finally found an appropriate garden decoration to mark the grave of Milo’s friend and mentor, a cat who lived here for 19 years.

Some winter aconite I moved into the greenhouse to give it a bit of spring cheer.

Some winter aconite I moved into the greenhouse to give it a bit of spring cheer.