It is three days before the garden officially opens. The biggest projects are done and the whole team is moving through the garden, tidying up the last bits. Today I was given the task of pruning a wisteria, rose, and honeysuckle that had been growing together for many years. I was up on the ladder most of the day, untangling the dead and pruning all the stems back to live, healthy buds. It was a very satisfying job.
Above: an emerging Bergenia
These are the Cordylines overwintering in the Greenhouse. Once danger of frost has passed, they will be moved out into the Red Borders.
Clematis armandii blooming in the greenhouse. This is an evergreen clematis that blooms late winter or early spring.