Normally I take my photos for bloom Day on the previous day, but yesterday we had non stop torrential rain of biblical proportions, I was almost ordering my ark! Thank goodness today is dry and sunny so I was able to get out to find my flowers, even though the ground was very squelchy! Would you like to come for a walk with me and see what we can find.
We can start in thr front by the drive where there are some hellebores.
Red stemmed Cornus contrasting with the wild snowdrops at the back of the border.
I must dig some of these clumps up and spread them about to make more of a drift.
The primroses are all looking a bit sodden with all the rain.
Iris reticulata in the tin bath are hanging on, the ones planted in the garden finished a while ago.
Wild doubles in the bed by the back door are spreading all by themselves.
In the same bed is G. George Elwes, he doesn’t often open up to show us the green inner tube, so I made the most of the opportunity.
Double Primula Jack in the Green.
Bed by the arch into the woodland. The wild ones are now joining in. We will now go into the woodland where there are quite a few flowers.
Lots of Pulmonaria are now starting to flower, waiting for any passing bees when the temperature rises to 10C.
One of my early daffodils which has been flowering for over a month now.
Recently purchased hellebore looking very happy where I’ve put it.
Daphne bholua perfuming the air around it.
Visitors can never resist having a good sniff!
My first Narcissus pseudonarcissus to flower. This is the only one I allow to go to seed, it is a British native, and it is spreading nicely in the woodland.
Leucojum aestvum the summer snowflake which always flowers before the spring snowflake here, goodness knows why!
The little slope at the end of the woodland.
Crocus tommasinianus seeds into the path through the woodland, but they are so battered by the rain. There are lots more buds to open so I hope they manage to open in the sunshine.
Lovely, I like the simple ones.
Moving back into the garden by the Rhododendron bed, these are wild snowdrops but I must split them to make more of a drift in a few places.
I have quite a few cyclamen coum dotted round the garden, I think they would be better if I collected them into one area to make more of a carpet.
These snowdrops are by the pergola which leads to the fruit and veggie area. I hardly ever come up here in the winter as the ground is so boggy, so I might as well move these wild snowdrops into the woodland, yes, I feel another drift coming on!
Moving back down the border by the field, Viburnum Dawn has been flowering on and off all winter, she didn’t like the frost and ice though.
Beneath the dead oak in the centre of the garden, the winter flowering heather and Ilex Golden King cuddle up happily together.
We have now returned to the back door where the Chaenomeles has been flowering since November.She is still looking good in spite of the frost, snow, sleet and ice that she had to put up with on Monday.
I hope you enjoyed wandering with me round the garden, I’m now going to have a coffee!
Many thanks must go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this monthly meme, do pay her a visit to see more flowers from around the world.