The Tuesday View: 25th April 2017

After a beautiful spring Monday with warm sunshine and blue skies, we are back to cooler temperatures and rain showers for the rest of the week. The garden is extremely happy wth this weather, despite some frost damage to a couple of tender herbs that were optimistically planted out in our warmer than average March.

So today’s view may be under cloudy skies, but it is still full of colour – green!

The Acer has leafed out and the Geraniums and Lysimachia in the foreground are getting taller. The peonies are growing rapidly too.

A highlight today is the deep purple Heucheras. They were divided a few years ago from a potted plant invested with vine weevils. It seems the weevils leave them alone if in the ground. Their foliage contrasts well with the pink and purple tulips and white Narcissi (Thalia, I think). This combination was originally pure fortune, but I have added more of these colours in the past couple of years.

Finally a glimpse of the “old”, or alternative Tuesday View.

Golden Euonymus and Aubretia are taking the stage here at the moment. I am also looking forward to seeing the Aquliegias flowering here soon.

What is grabbing your attention in your garden today? Do join me in sharing one particular view each week. It can be an eye opener, as I have discovered! ๐Ÿ˜‰

47 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 25th April 2017

  1. I like this idea of choosing a spot to show once per week. Maybe I will choose a spot and start showing it. I do enjoy your posts.

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    • It actually brightened up later today and I could do some weeding. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is raining again now though and the forecast is for more. The garden isn’t complaining but I wish it would warm up a bit more. We are still down at almost freezing point every night. Hope you get that rain Christina.

  3. Hello Cathy, my name is Margarita. Your garden is very beautiful: I love Heuchera with the Tulips. The Aubretia abode is beautiful. And the green meadow with the
    Mountain in the background is a view to sit and enjoy it. I hope the rains and the cold are not strong. Greetings from Margarita.

    • Hi Margarita! Thank you. The rain is doing the garden good, and the coldest spell has passed. Next week it should finally warm up. The ‘mountains’ are actually only rocky hills the other side of our valley, but they do have a big impact on the countryside here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That is such a beautiful green…! I’m intrigued by your salvaging the Heucheras by putting them in the ground – how handy! And that golden Euonymous is a stunner. It makes me realize that I never see really golden-leaved plants out here. Silver, of course, but not gold…
    I know you have already seen my Tuesday View post, ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I thought I should leave the link here in any case:

    • The golden Euonymus was here when we came, and I am so glad as others planted since then grow so very slowly and never have such golden leaves. It lost a lot of leaves in January when we had permafrost, but has bounced back with so much new growth I will have to trim it! (Material for vases!)

    • I would recommend Heucheras to anyone, as they seem to cope with even the toughest of conditions and still look good. There are so many wonderful shades available now too!

  5. The heucheras and tulips look absolutely stunning together, Cathy, well done! The rain has come here too and I’m glad as we didn’t get any in a long time. I’m hoping the fresher temperatures will dampen the enthusiasm of my roses as I’d like them to be ร  point when the garden groups come. Alas, not in my hands… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks Annette! We needed the rain too. I do hope your roses wait until the perfect moment to open! I noticed my first Aquilegia bud today and I swear it wasn’t there yesterday as I was weeding in that spot! No rose buds yet, but lots of fresh growth at last. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy gardening!

  6. How big is your garden, Cathy?That is a huge area of grass in the background! You must be thrilled with the emerging colours as well as all your green – as I walked through my own garden today I especially felt the vibrancy of the green that dominates at this time of year… lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    • There is a lot of grass Cathy, but we leave parts of it unmown as actually it is mostly wild flowers and weeds! We have a lot of trees on both sides of the garden too and we can really see the difference just in the last day or two with the rain. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Oh that dark leaved heuchera and tulip combination is rather delicious Cathy. It’s one step forward and two backwards at the moment weather wise here too but warmer temperatures are on the horizon for early next week ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. I hope I’m not too late!
    I’m sure you know how things can get away from you this time of year, and I’m so selfish about giving up gardening time ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Your heuchera-tulip combination is so perfectly staged, I love how it all works together… but of course I just really love the bright color of the aubretia.
    Sorry to hear you had a bit of frost, hope that’s the last!

    • I know what you mean about precious gardening time…. as soon as the weather is suitable everything else gets dropped! It is still cold and even snowy on the hills, but no more frosts in the valley thank goodness.

  10. The heuchera and tulips are gorgeous, Cathy … so glad you got your rain. We had quite a lot here too, but then we also have some rather heavy frost. Have a great weekend!

  11. Heucheras are such great plants – yours are looking fabulous, as are the tulips. We’ve had some rain here, too, thank goodness. Have a great weekend.

    • Glad you got that rain you needed. We are having more than our fair share at the moment, but it’s looking a bit brighter on the weather map at the weekend!

    • Hope you get your rain. Annoying that it always semms to come at weekends though! I’m hoping for a bit of dry gardening weather this week.

  12. Cathy, it’s all looking lush and beautiful. I love your garden slope. I’ve never had much success growing heuchera. Yours is a gorgeous shade of purple and looks to be thriving in that spot. I’m glad you found a way to give it a second life. The scents are grabbing me this week: the orange blossoms in the back garden and the sweet peas in the front. Mmmmmmm. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

    • Orange blossom in your own garden must be heavenly! It’s a long weekend here as Monday is May Day (a holiday here). ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a good Sunday Alys!

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