Ursula's Cambridge Garden

Professional gardener and plantswoman writing from my small urban garden in a great city


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A gardening week in Spring

My own garden last Sunday – the end of the ‘heatwave’ ‘August in April’

Cotinus ‘Grace’ colouring up nicely…

Tuesday – Client’s shade bed looking good after several years from planting – newly added Grape hyacinths making a nice contrast…

Bergenia flowering well in the south-facing sunny bed…

Wednesday – Client’s shady bed under a large walnut tree doing well in the early morning sunshine…

And a double rainbow back in my garden…

Thursday – Client’s new north-facing semi-shade bed – new Spring plantings filling out nicely…

Variegated Cornus coming into bud, a dramatic contrast to the red stems…

And the apple tree blossom looking perfect…

And that was my gardening week this last week.


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Spring – we have lift off!

A lovely haze of grape hyancinth blue and tulips in my client’s garden today tells us that at last winter is behind us, and it’s full steam ahead to early summer at last.

Meanwhile in another client’s garden last week – everything is weeded and ready for the sunshine to arrive…

And in my parents’ garden the fabulous Ribes ‘White icicle’ is in flower – flowering ornamental currents are such tough and beautiful plants.

And their wonderful flowering cherry is looking spectacular too.

More Spring updates to follow – watch this space.  Happy gardening!