While half of the country is covered with snow, the other half has floods this week! You can guess which half I’m in, with the grass soaking wet, patio flooded once more and part of the garden and woodland under water! Just as well my plants can cope and I’ve been able to photograph them thanks to my wellies! More flowers are opening in the conservatory and the same in the woodland, so each day is one of discovery.
I still get a hit of hyacinth perfume each day when I come in to the conservatory and see what else has opened up overnight. I am so pleased with my bulbs this year, I’ll be able to see where to plant them in the garden as by now all their relations are up and showing where they all are, so it will be easy to plant these bulbs in between when flowering is over for this year.
The pot of Crocus “Orange Monarch” opened right out when the sun shone for a few minutes!
But I think my favourite this year is Narcissus bulbocodium Arctic Bells. I’ve read that they are not very hardy so maybe this is one pot of bulbs that won’t be planted outside when flowering is over.
Hellebores are now all starting to flower, they look nice amongst all the snowdrops.
One week, nothing to see, the next week, ground cover from Cardamine, followed by the flowers a week later. This will all disappear from the woodland by the end of June. In the meantime the Orange Tip butterfly larva will enjoy munching the leaves!
Determined to survive! This little group of wild snowdrops have put themselves between the bricks of the wall holding back the rockery, there isn’t any soil there, how they are staying alive, I don’t know, but they seem to be happy there!
More wild snowdrops increasing happily on the rockery, they will need splitting soon.
Those are my six for this week, hard to choose which six to show as I am taking so many photos of what is flowering at the moment. I think I’ll have to do a long post mid week to show the woodland with all the snowdrops and the rest of the winter flowers that I’m enjoying at the moment.
Thanks go again to Jim at Garden Ruminations for organising, I’m sure there are lots of other gardens showing their winter flowers, just waiting for you to visit.