Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at: May Dreams Gardens
Compared to last month we now have far more flowers gracing the garden and fresh growth appearing every time I venture out. It is now time that I remove the plants from along the fence before they begin growing; buds are forming and close to bursting in preparation for the new fence posts hopefully next week. Rain is forecast all day today, but I may attempt it if it should stop for any period of time.
I warn you now, there are quite a few images…
Shy Crocus peeps over the flower pot edge
Tiny leaves on two Clematises – need potting up this year!
I forget what this is now.. Aruncus??
Iris Reticulata – Pauline joins Harmony
Crocus Tommasinianus has such tiny blooms, that they seem somewhat wasted… I didn’t plant any more this year.
And Miss Vain looks wonderful clumped together.
I just wish the Snowdrops would clump a little more… Planting in groups of 10 or so just doesn’t seem to be working. Perhaps I need to try adding more to them? I’ve only been planting their bulbs for the past 2 years and should have 300… So I guess patience is the key!
Skimma flowers aren’t quite open yet… I have it by our front door which faces North-East, so it will be a little behind those with better light levels (although they only thrive in shady conditions, I wonder whether this is a little too shady!)
White Forsythia buds have now begun to open………. Such a beautiful pink tinge to their petals!
The previous owners planted a couple of Heathers… Behind large shrubs for some reason… I’ve lost a pink one but this white is soldiering on. Quite why they decided to plant them in this way, I’ve no idea. I hadn’t even realised it was in flower because our huge, ‘hairy’ Cotoneaster which looks like ‘cousin it’ is completely hiding the Heather.
‘Cousin It’ was bent over double by the snow… I thought it wouldn’t bounce back and I’d have good reason to get rid of it… However it has, only now it’s at an angle and either needs chopping back or needs removing. As it’s now leaning over, it’s also hiding my lovely Fuji Cherry…
I’m a bit concerned, these buds look like leaves rather than blossoms??
The same is happening with the Dwarf Russian Almond… They look to be leaves 😦
And I think I’ll finish with Hellebore ‘Nigra’, because she’s still flowering and providing much needed colour and interest.
Some growth I haven’t posted photos of: blossoms opening on the Autumn flowering Cherry (bit late!) and I’ve just now noticed leaves on the Hydrangea – didn’t notice them yesterday!! I can also see some Daffodil flower buds coming up, normally I don’t see Daffodils until March or April… It’s a very strange season this year!