• More Unseasonal Goings-on

    27th January 2014In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    lemon verbena flowering in January I’ve been getting into the garden whenever possible to tidy the borders. The most unexpected discovery was clusters fresh shoots on the lemon verbena – some years it is well into April before these appear. Admittedly they do look a bit pale and wan, but that is hardly surprising given their untimely appearance. I don’t worry about precocious bulbs and spring flowers, they can manage the cold but if and when the cold finally arrives, I do fear for this tender plant.