March, a new month, but will the weather be any better, time will tell. It is impossible to walk round my garden and has been for weeks, if not months now. everywhere is so saturated and standing water is everywhere. I can honestly say that I have never known it this bad in the 30 yrs that I have lived here, but even so we are nowhere near as bad as others who have houses and businesses flooded by rivers bursting their banks. I have been for a short wander on the paths round the house and into the woodland to find new flowers for this month, waterproof footwear is a necessity!
Starting by the entrance, a lovely bright clump of narcissus whose name eludes me, love the long trumpet.
Pink Chionodoxa on the alpine scree in the back garden, they are more pink than it shows in the photo.
Lovely Hyacinth Woodstock perfuming the air round the alpine scree.
In the left hand corner of the back garden are rather a lot of narcissus, the white ones in the front are Sailboat and the yellow and orange ones are Jetfire, thanks to Chloris for identifying it for me.
Pulmonarias everywhere are bursting into flower, much to the delight of the bumble bees.
Corydalis solida on the sloping bank into the woodland, this one seeds around happily, there are some pink seedlings to the right.
Also on the slope is Euphorbia robbiae which is slowly spreading by underground runners.
I think this narcissus is White Lion, we are now in the woodland.
In the main lot of planting in the woodland is Corydalis Beth Evans, but I never see any seedlings round her, pity.
My first snakeshead fritillary, Fritillaria meleagris, loads more to come over the next few weeks.
Muscari, Grape Hyacinths at the end of the woodland, behaving so far.
Tiny Scilla siberica are now starting to show the wonderful shade of blue that I love so much.
More Narcissus whose name escapes me, they show up well from the house.
Tiny tulips on the alpine scree, not quite out yet but it won’t be long now.
I was dodging the showers to take my photos, I think we had everything thrown at us yesterday, gales, sleet, hailstones, rain and sunshine!
Today we have sunshine, lots of it and just a couple of passing showers, so i will end with a few long shots.
Goodness knows what is happening in the rest of the garden, maybe one day I will be able to walk round and find out! Camellias and Chaenomeles that I have been showing you for months now are still flowering beautifully as we haven’t had any frost for months, just non stop rain! I have so many jobs that I want to get on with, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to, as the soil is so wet. Hopefully this month we might start to dry out and then I can make a start, but will I ever catch up with myself?!