Of course, it is too early to say there will be no snow this winter but after all the rain since forever it seems, at least the plants in my garden which like moist conditions must be loving it. I am therefore hopeful that the Leucojum aestivum I have just planted out in the front garden will get off to a good start.
This garden is not ideal from the point of view of light, it being northeast facing, and soil, the loam being sandy. However, as a spring into summer bulb, the light levels at that time of year may be okay for it. I understand we won’t be seeing any snowflake flowers this first season, in any case, as it takes a couple of years for the plant to establish properly.
In the meantime, I wonder what is going on with the pulmonaria. When deciding where to plant out the leucojum, I started to dig up a patch of something unrecognisable
until I realised the blackened remains were in fact the pulmonaria I had moved from the back garden.
Fortunately, before it was forcibly removed from its prior location, it had scattered its babies round the forest garden. So, all is not lost. It is, nonetheless, a little shocking to see it in such a state but I think it has just reached old age, although its move may have precipitated events.