Spring flowers and spring weeds!
Wandering out into one of the shade tunnels yesterday I noticed that we have a really nice collection of Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana' heading into flower.
The wood anemone is a very attractive thing at this time of year. A. nemorosa 'Robinsoniana' is a beautiful pale blue cultivar - which like all the wood anemones likes humus rich soils in shade, and needs to be keep away from accidental disturbance by garden forks - as it dies back to little stick like rhizome in the soil which are easily weeded out by mistake.
One thing that needs to be weeded out is the dreaded hairy bittercress - a true menace to gardeners and nurserymen alike. With the arrival of spring this has started to germinate all over the place. These anemones will need a thorough weeding before they can go out to market.