Ipheion uniflorum ‘Rolf Fiedler’

Ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler'

This year my lovely boss (me) has decided to let me take January off.  There are many reasons for this, the most important being that I want to.  This does not mean that you will be party to the same generosity.  No, the blog will continue, perhaps in a more random manner.  Yes, you heard right, even more random.  That means I will be sorting my photos and meandering down memory lane.  I will be catching up with friends and visiting a few gardens.  I will be sorting stuff, my tools, my seed, my plants, my head.  And, drum roll please, I will be working in my own garden.

Which is exactly what I did for a couple of hours this afternoon.  One of our two misplaced apple trees was pruned.  It is far to big for our small plot (says the gal who has just bought a 12m conifer), the crows enjoy the fruit before we can get to them and those that they knock off in their vigour turn to mush.  If I had my way it would be gone, along with the other, but this is a democracy and I have conceded.  For the moment.  There may be an “oops” moment in the future. I potted up the Sciadopitys verticillata and the pack of six Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ I purchased earlier at the garden centre (did I fail to mention this visit …..).  There was weeding and chopping and planning.

I also checked my little plastic greenhouse, the act of which is becoming increasingly treacherous due to a dodgy zip.  Here I found that the diminutive Ipheion uniflorum ‘Rolf Fiedler’, stored safe and sound against the cold and wet, had begun to flower.  Such a beauty.

13 thoughts on “Ipheion uniflorum ‘Rolf Fiedler’

  1. Beautiful blue but a plant with an infuriating habit of flowering when, around here, it needs to be covered to protect it. (And a plug if I may – a nifty addon to my resurrected blog automatically links to your latest post. I don’t have to do anything; you do all the work for me, which is nice. Thanks.) Enjoy your break. I look forward to the bloggings that will grow from it. 🙂

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      1. “Mercy buckets” as they say. And I’ve got my avatar working properly again now (it’s a clickable link to my blog, as all avatars should be when we comment on other blogs). Talking about avatars, I’ve been meaning to ask, is that golden ankle yours?


  2. The surprises delivered by the garden will never cease to be amazing and joyful. The almost forgotten plant that blooms in all its glory. The tender perennial that survives the winter. The changes through the seasons. I’ve been in some kind of winter dream. I must wake up soon!

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  3. Enjoy your January break. This is the only month that I don’ t feel like gardening. It’ s either frozen or soggy and muddy and I am giving myself permission to have a little time off. My goodness Rolf is early. How lovely to have a spot of blue in dingy January.


  4. I’m not surprised you’ve got a dodgy hip, tottering around in boots like that! Oh…….. zip, must get my eyes tested:)


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