After our blip of snow and ice a couple of weeks ago, it is so wonderful at the moment to have the sun shining each day and temperatures about 5 or 6 degrees warmer. Wandering around the garden yesterday, without a coat, to take my photos was a pleasure. The birds were singing, the sky was blue and there were lots of flowers to enjoy. Come with me and see what I found.
Starting by the back door, Iris reticulata are flowering in the baby bath that was used for me when I was tiny!
This little Hellebore by the front drive really is tiny, a fraction of the size of the rest in the garden. It makes up for its lack of size by the number of flowers it produces.
This one has pink on the back of the sepals and cream on the front.
Primroses are starting to flower, in a couple of weeks they will be flowering everywhere.
This camellia bush in the corner of the back garden started flowering in November and is still covered with flowers.
One of my very special hellebores by the camellia.
Into the woodland where the narcissus are now joining in with the snowdrops, this is Narcissus pseudonarcissus which is seeding around gently. The seedlings are now old enough to flower so soon I hope to have a drift.
Leucojum aestivum starting to flower, their stalks will elongate and produce more flowers for quite some time. Purple in the background is Crocus tommasinianus.
Crocus tommasinianus are seeding around too and they too are old enough for the seedlings to now be flowering. Each year there are more and more, without any input from me, that’s the sort of gardening that I like.
I planted a few corms in the back lawn and the first one is now flowering, how many years will I have to wait for a drift to form?
Cyclamen coum spreading nicely on the rockery under some bushes.
Leucojum vernum on the rockery, these haven’t increased the way their summer relatives do, maybe I should move them.
Polyanthus on the rockery, they never seem to be out of flower, no matter what the weather throws at them.
We are now at the back door again where the chaenomeles is still flowering it’s head off. It stopped flowering for a few days after we had our snow and ice, but soon recovered and is well into its stride once more.
You might be thinking that something is missing……my snowdrops. I’ll be doing a post soon about the work that has been going on in the woodland, snowdrops included. For now though I’ll finish with a few general views of the tapestry that greets me each day when I go for a wander.
Quite a bit of work has been done in the woodland over the past couple of weeks by Neil, my gardener, and myself. Plants are ordered and should be delivered today, other plants can be moved from different parts of the garden and others need splitting, it’s all go at the moment, but will be quite a while before everything is done.
Thanks must go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this meme each month, do pay her a visit to see what is flowering around the world today.