The snow has finally all gone, today the sun was shing and the sky a beautiful blue! At last I could get out and check on all my lovely winter flowers, no coat needed as it was nicely warm and even the bees were out buzzing and looking for pollen and nectar.
A nice clump of snowdrops without a label, I’m sure it had one originally, by the back door.
A certain snowdrop called Trumps which is spreading through the border, stangling others in its path. I’m going to have to move Spindlestone Surprise (top right) which is in its way, if I want to save it. This isn’t the main clump, just a few that somehow seem to be making a bid for world dominance!
G. Sentinal with nice inner markings.
The hellebores are all standing up again and looking good after all the snow.
Alison Hilary clumping up nicely.
Straffan, another that is increasing nicely.
I feel I ought to mention that all my clumps have started off as just one bulb. Lots of patience is needed!
G. Robin Hood is still looking a bit floppy, hopefully another day will see him perk up.
Ophelia, a lovely neat double.
A fairly new one, Excelsis, nice markings.
G. Augustus, much earlier than usual.
My favourite species, G.woronowii which seeds around forming new clumps where the seed pod touches the ground.
Daphne boluha in the corner of the woodland, perfuming the air around it.
One of my first “specials” G. Merlin with all green inner markings.
St. Annes, a very dainty one named after a church in Somerset, nice markings.
Another of my first ones, G. Atkinsii.
And another first one, Magnet which has increased really well, It is still looking a bit floppy after the snow.
The sun has brought Crocus tommasinianus out making a nice splash of purple amongst the snowdrops.
I have to watch where I walk, they have seeded into the path.
Samuel Arnott, a good “doer”.
Cedric’e prolific, and he certainly is prolific!
A lovely snowdrop but the label has gone missing, who keeps taking them away?
Hobson’s Choice, increasing well.
Anglesey Abbey, all white with six petals all the same length , another which is doing really well.
Diggory which can be identified yards away, with its balloon skirt and seersucker texture.
Wendy’s Gold is another good one.
Lapwing, one of my favourites with lovely inner markings.
Wasp, very slim with stripes that make it look like an insect.
Narcissus Rijnveld’s Early sensation is till flowering, it started on Christmas Day and is still going strong.
Back near the house, Iris reticulata Edward doesn’t seem to have been affected by the snow that was covering him.
amost back to the back door is G. Angelique with just 2 tiny dots on the inner petals.
And at the back door itself the Chaenomeles just keeps on flowering, I don’t think any weather will stop it!
It’s surprising how quickly the garden has recovered from all the snow and ice, lovely to see the flowers looking as though nothing untoward has happened with the weather and today it was wonderful to see little bees buzzing round all the snowdrops.
Have you and your garden recovered from whatever the weather has thrown at you?