Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus !

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.

Some were planted so long ago, I’ve forgotten which varieties they are.

Narcissus pseudonarcissus, spreading nicelyby seed,  in the woodland.

What is sold today as King Alfred. All the original bulbs got a virus, so the ones sold today aren’t exactly the same. These were put in by the previous people who lived here, I have given most of them away as I prefer the smaller ones. I think maybe these can stay.


Leucojum aestivum.

Scilla siberica.

Woodland view, wild snowdrops finished for another year, they really didn’t like the warm weather, they like it cold and wet!

Daphne bholua.

G. Baxendales Late, but he isn’t really, he is supposed to flower now.

G. Polar Bear. Another late flowering one.

Getting ready, it’s nearly time!

Looking like grass in the previous photo, it won’t be long before all the fritillaries will be flowering.

The rockery in the back garden.

Chionodoxa on the alpine scree.

Drumstick primula with Leucojum vernum.

Last, but not least, my crocus on the lawn.

We are being told that the weather for February has been the warmest since records began back in the 19 centuary. I wonder what the weather in March will bring, I hope it won’t be anything like last year when we were under about 10 inches of snow!

Happy St. David’s Day to you all!

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14 Responses to Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus !

  1. Cathy says:

    Lovely photos of your spring flowers Pauline! It was the warmest February here too. But last year we also got lulled into a false sense of security and had a big freeze at the end of March, so I am trying to restrain myself from sowing seeds too early!
    Happy St David’s Day!

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Cathy.We too had a shock last year when the Best from the East came in March, hopefully it won’t happen this year!I’m also waiting before I sow any seed, I’m sure they catch up anyway even if I’m a bit late.

  2. Peter says:

    So very pretty! No daffodils here yet as our February was the coldest on record. On the bright side, the snowdrops and crocus are lasting longer than usual. I hope March is as kind to your gardens as February was so that the floral parade of spring can continue uninterrupted. Happy St. David’s Day!

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Peter, the flowers are certainly enjoying the sunshine today, but it is definitely a bit cooler thank goodness, never thought I would say that at this time of year! I’m so glad that you now have your crocus and snowdrops flowering after all your snow and freezing temperatures. It seems that the plants carry on, no matter what is thrown at them.

  3. Denise says:

    It looks your warm weather has made the flowers put a spurt on. Your woodland garden really is very pretty. I hope the pheasant behaves himself this year. Happy St Davids’s Day Pauline!

    • Pauline says:

      Shhhhh…No sign of the pheasant on the field or in the garden yet Denise, thank goodness! Everything seems to be popping up in the woodland, something new every day, but the weather is getting cooler, much more like it should be, so the flowers should last longer, hopefully.

  4. snowbird says:

    Loving all your blooms, especially the daffs! Some of your pics still not showing but most are. Oh….your frits are appearing already? No sign of mine yet.xxx

    • Pauline says:

      My son is trying to rectify the photo problem Dina, for some reason they seem to come and go. Yes, it’s almost frit time once more, lots of buds are now showing , so maybe another week or two and we should be back in business!

  5. This time of year is such a joy in the garden, Oauline

  6. Diana Studer says:

    I have pots of emerging leaves – seeing yours – mine might be Leucojum.
    Happy St David’s Day to you too!

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Diana, the daffodils are looking lovely at the moment, just in time for St. David’s Day. Leucojum are lovely flowers, they increase nicely too.

  7. Sue C. says:

    Isn’t this such an exciting time of year – every day something new emerges. Your flowers are looking good.

    • Pauline says:

      New flowers every day, now the wood anemones are flowering Sue, but the rest is looking a bit battered with the wind and rain! Hopefully they will recover when it all stops once more.

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