First of all I must explain my absence for the last week or so, courtesy yet again of Talk Talk, don’t they realise how much bad publicity I give them?! We have not been able to access e.mails or any blogs, all I have been able to do is download my photographs. We have been told such blatent lies by Talk Talk, one person telling us that all customers in our phone area have been having problems, it would all be fixed by the next day. When speaking to them the next day, we were told that there were not any problems in our phone area, it just went from bad to worse. However, all clouds have a silver lining, the house is squeaky clean and the garden has had such a lot done to it, it makes me realise that I spend too long sitting at my lap top! Please bear with me, it will take me quite a while to read all 130+ e.mails and leave comments.
The wild snowdrops planted in the rhododendron bed opposite the back door are looking as if they are ready for splitting again, it only seems a couple of years since I did them last.
In the woodland, there are lots of Galanthus nivalis now flowering with the specials, making a white carpet in places.
Snowdrop Hill at the end of the woodland with specials mixed in with the wild snowdrops.
A close up of G. Wendy’s Gold showing two flower stems coming from the same bulb. A few are doing this at the moment, making lots of lovely flowers.
From one bulb about four years ago, it now has 15 flowers, not bad Wendy! Expensive to begin with, but well worth it now.
Iris reticulata is spreading nicely on the alpine scree, such a lovely shade of blue.
As soon as the sun comes out, Crocus tommasinianus opens up its petals and looks so pretty.
The Chaenomeles by the back door has just carried on flowering in spite of the hard frosts that we have had recently.
Still filling the woodland with its lovely perfume is Daphne bholua Jaqueline Postill. There is quite a breeze today, so the perfume is being carried along for quite a distance.
Another early Narcissus, soon they will all be joining in and turning the woodland from white to yellow.
I moved little Leucojum vernum last year, I think that is maybe why it only has one flower this year, hopefully it will have settled in properly by next year and resume its normal flowering.
Cardamine pratensis has been flowering for quite some time now, this is right under the Daphne so when trying to photograph the Cardamine, I was nearly swooning, the perfume from the Daphne is so strong!
The sunshine makes such a difference in the woodland, I like to see the crocus seeding among the snowdrops and when the flowers are all open it all looks so pretty. With the sunshine, the perfume from the Daphne and all the birds singing, I can’t think of anywhere that I would rather be !
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting GBBD each month, do pay her a visit to see flowers from all over the world.