Six on Saturday. 9. 3. 24

Having had 3 dry, sunny days, I’m feeling spoilt! Back to normal though for the coming week, we have rain forecast for the next 7 days! The grass really does need cutting, but by the time my gardener gets here next Wednesday, I’m sure it will all be soggy once more. I actually walked up to top of the garden yesterday, just to check on everything and was amazed at all the new growth since I had last been up there. New plants opening everywhere, so lets get on with this weeks SOS………….

A false oxlip, which is the result when you have both primroses and cowslips in your garden and the bees get busy between the two! The height is from the cowslip and the size of the flower is the same as the primrose, quite a few have popped up in the garden here.

Corydalis tuberosa on the slope in front of the woodland. This seeds around and I now have pink seedlings as well as purple ones.

I’m not sure how Anemone blanda got where it is in the woodland, I planted a few corms in a sunny spot under a chestnut tree, but this is at least 12 ft away, all by itself in the shade, the ones in the sunny spot aren’t flowering yet.

All the hellebores are doing well, this is one of a lot of a seedlings on the rockery, they are almost the same as the parent, pale almost white inside where they are double, the backs are a darker pink.

Looking a bit battered from all the rain, but showing the blue inside to my tiny tulip on the scree.

Lots of different narcissus are now making it feel very springlike, these are Sailboat which eventually fades to cream.

Leucojum or Summer snowflake seems to have been flowering for such a long time now, they started in January and are still going strong.

I’ll end with a couple of views of the woodland, which is now looking quite different from a few weeks ago when most of the flowers were white from the snowdrops. There are still a few flowering, one of which is Devon Marble. The Narcissus pseudonarcissus are spreading nicely and the seed that I sprinkled a few years ago are now flowering.

White, lilac, pink and yellow making it look very springlike, wood anemones have just started opening  and the snakeshead fritillaries are almost ready to be photographed, then it will be the turn of erythroniums and epimedium. I can see that the woodland will keep my interest for some time to come.

Last weekend I had problems with gremlins in my laptop, so apologies for not commenting on many of your posts, thankfully my son has been able to correct whatever it was and I am back in business for this weeks SOS.

Thanks to Jim at Garden Ruminations, our organiser,do pay him a visit if you want to see gardens from around the world.

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18 Responses to Six on Saturday. 9. 3. 24

  1. Fred says:

    Everything seems to be doing well in your garden! Very pretty corydalis flowers.
    Here too the lawn is high and I would have to mow but my mower is still being serviced and I will pick it up next Thursday, certainly when it will rain again as you said

    • Pauline says:

      The plants seem to be enjoying the rain more than I am Fred! The lawn will get cut eventually, I will just have to put up with it being messy for a while, hope you can get yours cut when your mower returns.

  2. Rosie Amber says:

    Perhaps the summer snowflake should be renamed winter snowflake?

  3. Catherine says:

    I didn’t know that about primroses & oxlips – the combination of the two is rather pretty! The double hellebore is gorgeous, the shape of their drooping heads is perfectly charming. You must be really happy with your woodland, Pauline it’s developing beautifully.

    • Pauline says:

      I am very happy with the woodland Catherine, my favourite spot in the garden at the moment. It has taken me a long time, but it is worth the wait while everything develops. Each wave of flowers that follow on from the ones before, keep the interest going for about 6 months, not bad!

  4. Chris says:

    I learned something new today – Primroses and Cowslips (and Oxlips) are different plants! Thank you for that! You have a beautiful, colourful garden – so nice to see when everything here is still grey and brown, with just the tips of spring bulbs just emerging.

    • Pauline says:

      Nice to hear from you Chris! I’m sure your bulbs will look lovely when mine are all over, I will look forward to seeing them!

  5. Jim Stephens says:

    Lovely lot of flowers that have left me with mixed emotions in that none of my Corydalis tuberosa have come up, I have one wild daffodil flower, most of my Hellebores have one of the nasty diseases they get and probably need digging out. And my Cardamine pentaphylla (is that what’s at the back of the last photo?) is still in a pot in the greenhouse and not flowering.

    • Pauline says:

      I have found out that the ants spread the seed of my Corydalis tuberosa Jim, I make sure that all the seedlings have a nice mulch of leaf mould under them so that they have a nice bed to drop into! My Cardamine is C. quinquefolia and is very happy in the shade of the woodland and spreading nicely.

  6. Helen Jones says:

    I’m another one who’s been educated by your Six today, Pauline, the false oxlip is really interesting. I love the all the other spring flowers in your photos too.

    • Pauline says:

      Glad to have been of service Helen, when I saw my first false oxlip, I had to look it up as I didn’t know what it was, the bees are obviously busy when I’m not watching!

  7. Denise says:

    Glad to hear you got a few days of sunshine Pauline, that must have been lovely. N Sailboat really is very pretty and so aptly named. I love the colours on the little tulip.

    • Pauline says:

      Another sunny day today Denise, but so much rain yesterday that I can’t walk on the lawn once more! Lots more colour coming now in the flower beds, where would we be without our bulbs!

  8. Graeme says:

    You’ve reminded me that I have ‘Sailboat’… somewhere, or did have. It’s such a lovely variety. A lovely selection and that last view is smashing. I also need to cut the lawns but haven’t been able to time it so that I’m free when it stops raining.

    • Pauline says:

      Hope you find your Sailboat Graeme and that they haven’t sailed away permanently! I think we must all be feeling rather frustrated where cutting the grass is concerned, if only it would stop raining for long enough, we have thick fog this morning!

  9. Oh my! You have so many beauties blooming at the same time. Lovely! We are much warmer than normal this late winter/early spring here in the Upper Midwest U.S. Spring flowers are plentiful, which is unusual but lovely. That Hellebore that you shared is gorgeous!

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Beth for your lovely comments! We have had a warmer winter than is usual which has brought the flowers on earlier, makes for a flower filled garden which is rather nice.

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