As there is so much flowering away at the moment in my garden I have decided to join in with Chloris at The Blooming Garden and her “10 Flowers on Saturday” meme, held on the 23rd of each month
At no 1 is the Prunus family and I’ll start with Prunus Kojo-no-mai as it is looking so lovely at the moment.
Prunus Kojo-no-mai is looking beautiful at the moment. I don’t think it has ever had so many flowers before, possibly due to the hot weather last summer ripening the wood maybe.
Just a quick little post. Narcissus St. Patrick’s Day has opened on time this year, if anything he was a little early, which doesn’t often happen. Last year he was 2 weeks late but this year the warm weather we had in February must have made him get a move on.
In the back border in front of the woodland.
March has brought very mixed weather for us so far, one minute warmish and sunny, then much colder, hail showers, fierce gales, and driving rain. At least I haven’t had to water all my new plantings, nature is doing it all for me. Some of the early narcissus are now fading with lots more taking over and some still to come. It is also the turn of smaller woodland plants to shine for a few weeks, amongst the bulbs.
I’m enjoying this wave of narcissus and hellebores.
I feel that it is now time to start dividing my single wild snowdrops. Due to our record breaking warm temperatures in February, the wild snowdrops were unfortunately over very quickly. I have noticed a few rather large clumps which need splitting to fill the spaces where there aren’t any, this is the only way I’m going to get the nice drifts that I love so much.
Definitely in need of splitting.
Happy St. David’s Day to you all, today, March 1st is St. David’s Day and the national emblem for Wales is the daffodil. At the moment there are a few different daffodils flowering in the garden, I thought I would show you some along with other flowers that are joining in at the moment.
Tete a Tete.
First of all I would like to talk about photographing crocus, snowdrops or any small flower which only stands about 3 inches high. I have puzzled as to which is the best way to do it, either standing. but then you just get a view from above or crouched down which is difficult when you have hips and knees like mine!
From above, standing.
Just a little one this time.
Years ago, when we first visited East Lambrook Manor in Somerset at this time of year, I was overwhelmed by the sight of hundreds of Crocus tommasinianus spreading in the grass under a variegated Sycamore tree.I thought at the time, I would like to do that one day, without the sycamore tree, and at last that day has come.
I bought myself a couple of packets of C.tommasinianus corms and threw the corms onto the back lawn which gets a lot of sun at this time of year.
The new path that we have made in the woodland now means that I have doubled the space to plant in! I don’t know why it has taken me nearly 30 yrs to do this, I really wish I had done it a long time ago and just hope that I live here long enough to get the benefit of it.
The new path from the left hand side, this end of the path is very wet, so I’m thinking more fritillaries and candelabra primulas, as well as more snowdrops in the drier bits. The green clump is Leucojum aestivum which is just starting to flower, I think I could split this clump.
After our blip of snow and ice a couple of weeks ago, it is so wonderful at the moment to have the sun shining each day and temperatures about 5 or 6 degrees warmer. Wandering around the garden yesterday, without a coat, to take my photos was a pleasure. The birds were singing, the sky was blue and there were lots of flowers to enjoy. Come with me and see what I found.
Starting by the back door, Iris reticulata are flowering in the baby bath that was used for me when I was tiny!
Ladies from the village WI. came for coffee, cake and biscuits yesterday, they also came to have a wander round the garden to see the snowdrops and other lovlies that are flowering at the moment. The weather behaved itself with just one little shower which wasn’t a problem, the rest of the time it was nice and sunny.
Why didn’t I put the empty pot away!