This year St. Patrick is just a week late, last year he was a whole month late, presumably because of the ice and snow that we had last March. St. Patrick has only just started to open, but better late than never. With a sudden drop in the temperature over the last few days, flowers seem to be on hold for the moment, as if they don’t want to open any further, just in case.
St Patrick has arrived!
He is joined by Narcissus Geranium, this is the first of many that I planted in a drift.
Little Jack snipe always looks so neat and tidy, but I see that someone has taken a bite out of one of the flowers, is it who I think it might be?!
I can’t remember the name of this one, maybe Peeping Tom, but I love its long, frilly trumpet.
Lovely white Thalia has just opened, soon there will be lots everywhere.
I think this maybe Silver Chimes.
Ice Follies maybe? The trouble is I bought most of my narcissus before I started writing my blog and have forgotten the names of some of them.
I think this is Narcissus Jonquilla.
Little Tete a Tete is still going strong, this is one of the first to flower here in February.
And last but not least, is King Alfred which originated in the next village to here. I don’t usually like the large narcissus because they blow over so easily in the wind, but as it is a local narcissus, I feel it ought to be represented in the garden. A friend has just bought the farmhouse where it originated and says she doesn’t have any bulbs of it in her garden, so some of these will be dug up when they finish flowering, and will go back home to where they first started, many years ago.
Who do you have growing in your garden at the moment?