Six on Saturday. 24.2.2024

Rain, rain and more rain, when will it all stop? Parts of the garden are flooded once more and I know will take a long time to dry out again, but parts of the garden that aren’t flooded are carrying on as normal, thank goodness. A lot of the snowdrops have now finished and narcissus have talen over the baton so the woodland is looking more yellow now than white. I managed to nip out into the garden between showers the other day and took my photos, here are my six.

The lone survivor of three which were planted on the rockery after flowering in a pot many years ago. I think I’ll move it to the scree when I plant out the blue ones that are flowering in the conservatory at the moment.

Chionodoxa Pink Giant flowering on the scree and increasing year on year. They don’t seem as tall as they usually do, but maybe this is a good thing and the wind won’t be able to blow them over!

Almost opening, the tiny tulip Little Beauty is also on the scree. When it opens, the centre of the flower is dark blue.

Thank goodness I can still get into the woodland without having to swim there! This is Corydalis Beth Evans which has made a nice sizeable clump now, but I never see any seedlings, such a pity!

If you look carefully, you will ba able to see Snakeshead fritillary buds, its nearly Fritillaria meleagris time once more!

Wordsorth’s daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, fluttering and dancing beneath the  trees in the woodland. They are increasing nicely each year as I sow the seed, only about 4 yrs to wait for the seedlings to flower!

Those are my six for this week, Spring is definitely just around the corner, but we could still have a few more cold spells to spoil it all!

Thanks again to Jim at Garden Ruminations for hosting, if you want to see gardens from around the world, then please do pay him a visit. I do hope we all get some decent gardening weather this weekend!

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18 Responses to Six on Saturday. 24.2.2024

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    I love the anticipation of the tiny Tulip. Hope we get to see it open next week.

  2. Helen Jones says:

    I will look forward to seeing the tiny tulip soon, too, it sounds intriguing.

  3. Fred says:

    Funny, we almost started our post the same way!
    I guess the chinodoxas ar in the ground? Mine disappeared after 4 or 5 years, probably earthworms buried them or shrews ate them… Same thing with my snowdrops. I can’t keep them. Very pretty photo of these tulips which are a way ahead of mine , as I said to another blogger this morning

    • Pauline says:

      Yes Fred, the chionodoxas are planted outside but it is a giant raised bed with well drained soil, the rest of my garden is heavy clay. I’ve tried them in the borders and they disappear from there.

  4. Graeme says:

    Gosh, the Chionodoxa Pink Giant look a show. I always hoped the blue variety would take off and spread about in the garden but alas the flowers just get eaten by slugs and snails. The rain is becoming very tiresome (although come the summer we’ll probably be wishing for more!)

    • Pauline says:

      I think we have a couple of dry days coming soon Graeme, there is so much to do in the garden. The pink chionodoxas are in a very gritty soil, the ones in the borders never do very well.

  5. Jude says:

    I have Chionodoxa, mostly blue but some pink often pop up but they are nowhere near flowering yet – are yours in a sunny spot? Not that there has been much sun this winter. I do have some snakeshead fritillary in flower though, not quite open yet, but definitely flowers! You have to admire the persistence of these spring bulbs!

    • Pauline says:

      Yes Jude, my chionodoxas are in full sun, not that we have seen much of it recently! The spring bulbs are amazing, they put up with so much adverse weather and just carry on as normal!

  6. Catherine says:

    Your Chionodoxa Pink Giant are gorgeous, Pauline. I have the blue variety and there’s no sign of them yet. The colour of the tulip ‘Little Beauty’ is fabulous – I’ll look forward to seeing it when it opens. The way your narcissus are spread around the floor of the woodland is gorgeous – such a happy sight! The rain stopped here today and apparently, tomorrow & Monday are to be dry & possibly sunny again. Three days in a row hasn’t happened for quite some time – I hope it improves for you too.

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Catherine, I am so pleased with the chionodoxas this year, they are increasing nicely. I’m also pleased with the narcissus in the woodland , they are the only narcissus that I let go to seed and sprinkle them around the woodland, my seedlings are now flowering so it will get better year on year. We have a couple of dry days forecast which will be lovely, so much work to do to catch up!

  7. Denise says:

    I take it that is a hyacinth in the first photo Pauline? I have also tried planting them outside after indoor flowering but they have never done well and cease to appear after one or two years.

    • Pauline says:

      Yes Denise, it is, I forgot to say didn’t I, sorry! I must have planted 3 at least 6 or 7 years ago and it is the sole survivor. I think it would be happier planted on the scree with much better drainage, so will move it when I plant out the ones from the conservatory there.

  8. Sarah Rajkotwala says:

    That Chionodoxa Pink Giant is quite delightful as are those Daffodils you grew by seed! Well done! 🌼💞🌸

    • Pauline says:

      The Narcissus pseudonarcissus were started off with just one packet of bulbs Sarah, after that I just sprinkled the seed every year as they are a species and would come true from seed. They are one of our own wild daffodils in this country and look lovely in a woodland setting.

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