Another week of rain although yesterday was lovely and sunny, even though a bit cold! More rain is forecast, parts of my garden are flooded again so I will be avoiding those until it dries out once more., hope it won’t take too long. Even though the wind is cold when it comes from the north, the little woodland is nice and sheltered and at a lower level from the rest of the garden. When going for my daily wander yesterday it was amazing how many bees were out, visiting all the flowers that are on offer. Most of my 6 are of long views this time.
My first view is from the archway into the woodland, looking over the rockery towards the circular lawn which becomes the summer meadow.
A couple of people commented on the Corydalis last week, this photo shows the original Corydalis solida, which is the purple flower just above the centre. all the other plants are seedlings and I have found more, some 3ft away and some across the path at least 8ft away, are the ants responsible for moving the seed? This is just through the arch into the woodland.
In the woodland, where it was once white everywhere from the snowdrops, it is now shades of yellow from all the Narcissus with pink from Corydalis Beth Evans.
A kaleidoscope of colour from all the lovely flowers that are out at the moment. At the front is the lilac Cardamine with white Leucojum then across the path are yellow Narcissus, pink Corydalis and white and pink Hellebores. There are still a few late flowering snowdrops at the far side, but I don’t think they can be seen without walking round there.
Narcissus are making a nice splash of colour in the back garden. The yellow one with orange trumpet is Jetfire and the creamy white one is Sailboat. This photo has made me realise that I really must cut my grasses back!
The Chionodoxa Pink Giant on the alpine scree is now in full flower, but I think a few years ago it must have set seed, just the one!
Because this year, just beside the pink ones, this blue one has appeared without any help at all from me. To start with I thought it may be a seedling of Scilla sibirica which are nearby, but then I decided the blue wasn’t quite the same and then yesterday when the sun was shining, I saw that it had opened up and the flower was a star shape just like the pink Chionodoxa! What do you think?
I’ll sneak in a couple more views of the rockery which is waking up now.
The rockery is coming to life as more flowers open, although really it started waking up in January when some of the snowdrops were out. Soon there will be lots of colour here and then we’ll know that spring is really with us.
At least I can still enjoy all these flowers without having to go outside if it’s raining, they are very close to the house!
Those are my six for this week. Spring is certainly well on its way, no matter what the weather says, the flowers are determined to open as long as it isn’t too cold, then the bees are only too ready to take advantage of whats on offer. There is something new to look at each day, I have to go for my wander, no matter what the weather is doing, you just can’t hold Spring back! Thanks once again to Jim at Garden Ruminations for encouraging us to photograph what is flowering at the moment, do pop over to him to see what is happening in gardens around the world.