At last we have had a run of sunny days, which has dried the garden out a lot and brought on lots of the flowers that had been just sulking with the cold weather. Spring is in the air, the grass is growing, the birds are singing and collecting moss from the lawn to make their nests, and I am in the mood for gardening once more, stretching my muscles, ripping out yards of ivy, cutting back dead stuff and pruning like mad!
I bought a load of Iris reticulata Pauline bulbs from the Telegraph last year and planted them with a free packet of crocus that came with them, in the old tin bath that was used when I was a baby!
Iris reticulata and crocus
I bought Iris reticulata Pauline, but only one has turned out to be Pauline!
Pauline is on the right. I made up 2 pots for our daughter and daughter in law with 50 bulbs in each, I wonder what colour theirs turned out to be.
I do like the deep blue colour with the crocus.
Once these flowers have finished, I will plant them all on the side of the ditch by the woodland.
I love the markings on the outside of these crocus.
Shh…don’t tell you know who!
I haven’t seen Mr P for a couple of weeks now, so far my fritillaries are safe.
Still flowering by the back door.
More Scilla siberica open each day in the woodland.
Baxendale’s Late isn’t late any more, he is flowering just when he is supposed to.
My first Thalia blooms of the year, soon there will be loads of them.
Narcissus pseudonarcissus is a species,so is the only one I allow to seed around.
I like the frilly trumpet on this narcissus.
Corydalis solida seedlings, some are coming up different colours.
Corydalis Beth Evans is looking good at the moment.
Winter heathers are adding a splash of colour to the garden.
The bog garden is slowly waking up, this large Marsh Marigold is behind the pond.
One of my favourites, very pale inside with much darker outer petals.
This hellebore is pink outside, but almost yellow inside.
Cyclamen repandum flowering much earlier than usual.
The pink form of Chionodoxa, although I don’t know what the little bulbs are nestling in the middle!
False oxlips, made when primroses cross with cowslips.
Geum Totally tangerine has been flowering on and off all winter. I keep cutting it back, trying to give it a rest, but it just won’t stop.
March started out with gales and storms which brought some of the tiles down off the roof, but we are having a quiet spell at the moment and hopefully it will last all this week. The garden is full of buds, showing such promise for the weeks to come.
Thanks must go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th of every month, do pay her a visit to see other flowers blooming around the world.