I made the most of an opportunity of quieter weather yesterday to nip out into the garden and take my photos for todays post. Our latest storm, Storm Dennis, arrived overnight and once more the wind is howling through the trees, and the rain is lashing down the windows. Never mind, I’ll just stay inside and finish catching up with all my housework !
Iris reticulata Pauline in the tin baby bath ( yes, I know I keep saying that I will move them!) always flower much later than the ones on the alpine scree, they were over weeks ago, I wonder why?
Primulas spreading nicely in the bed by the back door.
This was bought for 50p, a bargain, a couple of years ago and is now ready for splitting
Saxifrage on the rockery.
Given to me quite a few years ago by a friend from the north, this double Hose in Hose primrose is called Jack in the Green. Looks like this could also be split when flowering has finished.
Cyclamen coum starting to colonise a shady spot on the rockery.
I’m sure any passing bee will be very pleased that the pulmonareas are starting to flower.
My camellia in the corner of the back garden has been flowering for a few months now, with still a lot of buds to open. This was the first plant that I bought nearly 30 yrs ago.
Hellebores are doing well standing up to all our wind, rain etc.
A few were bought from the National Collection Holder in Cheshire.
They were bought 4 yrs ago and seem to like where I have put them, thank goodness.
A clump of Narcissus February Gold by the archway into the woodland.
The summer snowflake, Leucojum aestivum, flowering in the woodland. My clumps are now getting rather large so I can split some of these while I’m in a splitting mood!
Narcissus pseudonarcissus in the woodland. These are the daffodils that Wordsworth saw ” fluttering and dancing beneath the trees” in the Lake District.
A very dark hellebore, but it is set off by the snowdrops in the woodland.
Quite a few of Crocus tommasinianus got battered by the previous storm Ciara, hopefully the buds yet to open will be ok.
Looking like a chubby snowdrop, the little spring snowflake, Leucojum vernum, is happy in the woodland as well as on the shady part of the rockery.
A general view of the little snowdrop hill at the end of the woodland.
My first Narcissus Tete a Tete, soon there will be loads more.
Oh dear, the large King Alfred type of narcissus don’t stand up to the wind very well. Ciara definitely won this round! I must move them to somewhere more sheltered, this is why I prefer the smaller ones.
A general view of the right hand end of the woodland.
Passing the back door, the chaenomeles is still flowering beautifully. The centre of the bush died, but the rest is making up for it and I think in another year, you won’t notice the gap that is there at the moment.
I felt I had to come into the front and show you the primroses by the driveway, they increase each year and even seed into the gravel drive. I have been moving the seedlings into the woodland, to colonise the new path that is there.
A view of the snowdrops and primroses under the silver birches and red stemmed Cornus Westonbirt.
The camellia planted by the house in the front garden has just started flowering, such a pretty flower.
I photographed these snowdrops for my previous post, this bed is now under a lot more water. It hasn’t stopped pouring down all day, I can imagine that there will be a lot more flooding everywhere.
This is my offering for this months GBBD, hopefully the flowers will all be ok, they should be used to all the awful weather that we have been having by now. I have only been round half of my garden, the rest is totally waterlogged, so if anything else is flowering, then it is flowering without anyone to photograph it! I’m sure we will dry out one day, I hope it is sooner rather than later!
Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this each month, please pop over to see what is flowering in the rest of the world.