March this year is a wonderful month for gardeners down here in Devon. Blossom is appearing on the trees and shrubs, leaves are unfurling, bulbs and perennials are flowering, birds are singing and making nests, bees are buzzing and some days the sun is shining, what could be better.
Scilla siberica on the scree, looking especially lovely backlit by the sunshine.
Chionodoxa Pink Giant, also on the scree.
Blossom on Prunus Kojo no mai, behind the scree, looking beautiful at the moment, with lots more buds to open.
Stunning blue flower of Pulmonaria longifolia.
Corydalis solida on the left with one of its seedlings on the right.
Three more seedlings of corydalis solida.
Euphorbia robbiae spreading on the side of the ditch.
Cyclamen repandum growing quietly in the woodland but not spreading so far.
Daphne bholua still flowering, spreading its perfume through the woodland.
Corydalis Beth Evans, I never see any seedlings of this one, unfortunately.
An almost black hellebore.
A beautiful hellebore with purple nectaries and veins.
So far, so good, no damage to report.
The white fritillaries are now starting to open.
Leucojum aestivum, flowering much later than usual.
The epimedium have started to flower.
This epimedium really needs its old leaves cutting away as they hide the flowers, I should have done it last month.
Hellebore Neon Star with Scilla siberica at the end of the woodland.
Double blue Primrose which I think can be brought over from the pergola to join the new planting on the rockery.
White Aubretia, new on the rockery.
Purple Aubretia, also new on the rockery
Clematis White Moth on the archway into the woodland.
General view in the woodland.
Will they – won’t they, will N. St.Patrick’s Day be in flower for the 17th?
Hyacinth Woodstock, beginning to perfume the air around it.
Primulas have been flowering non stop by the back door for months now.
And still flowering by the back door is the faithful old Chaenomeles.
Rosemary flowering by the back door.
New planting on the shady side of the rockery with Prunus Kojo no mai behind.
Can you see a tiny spot of yellow in the middle of the lawn? Who put it there, I certainly didn’t!
I can only assume that a squirrel has dug it up from the border next to the lawn and decided to hide it in the grass! I must move it before the grass gets cut.
Suddenly, a tiny tulip has popped up in the scree. If it proves to be happy here, I will add some more different ones.
Half the garden is looking very springlike with lots of colour from all the flowers. This half is mainly the shady part of the garden, including the woodland, where plants can flower before the leaves come on all the deciduous trees. We have been lucky with the weather over the winter, which has been relatively warm and wet, this has meant that we have had flowers for 3 months now and it shows no sign of stopping.
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