….. but surely Lilium candidum should not be pushing up this fresh and healthy green growth at the beginning of January when they are not due to flower till August? I have not grown lilies before, other than the ‘pot lilies’ bought in bud and planted out and the ‘tree lily’ which now seems to be quite happily established, but there is certainly never any sign of them as early in the year as this. What is more, these bulbs were not planted until the end of October as they were part of my replacement bulb order and I am now having serious doubts as to whether I have planted them deep enough…. I wonder what will happen to them if the weather turns really cold? And what will happen to the apple blossom (apple blossom – would you believe it?) that I was told this morning had appeared in a local garden? And the quince buds that Liz has written about today in her blog?
Meanwhile, the few extra bricks needed to complete the brickwork of my current project were laid this afternoon, and although the wall is not perfectly level is not noticeably so. It now awaits modification and division of the previous trellis into two panels before they can be replaced and the job completed, so painting the framework prior to this would be sensible, given a dry and mild enough day. Other than this, untangling the honeysuckle from the other trellis at the end of the woodland edge border awaits my attention!