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.