Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – March 2014
I’m hitting a little lull at the moment between the Snowdrops and Crocus and waiting for other blooms to arrive. So really it doesn’t feel like I have a great deal to show now. Anemone and Tulipa Turkestanica have been flowering for a couple of weeks now, and there’s fresh growth unfurling on trees and shrubs. Fritillariss will be blooming in the next few days, maybe week, but so far I think I’ve lost some – not that I had many to begin with.
I had completely forgotten about the Corydalis until Angie mentioned it on her blog recently, of course I had to pop out and see if mine had survived the wet weather. Sure enough there it was, somewhat hidden by the lawn as it’s situated right at the edge of the border… perhaps it’s dry enough to mow at last??
Oddly, this year plants under the cherry tree aren’t doing very well, for example Primula Vulgaris is tiny with not even 10 blooms on it and Pulmonaria ‘sissinghurst white’ is almost none-existent.
The furry cases on Magnolia Stellata are fattening and have suddenly begun to turn reddish; I think they will soon be shed and perhaps blooms soon after??
I think I’ve lost a lot of Muscari – mostly in the front garden, so far I’ve seen almost no leaves coming up in the border under the front window.
The last of the Crocus will soon be replaced by Drumstick Primula, I have a few days off next week and I hope to get some much needed work done outside. Until now I’ve been doing small jobs here and there, but think the weather is now good enough to finish most of it.
Although they’re not blooms, the fresh leaves of Acer ‘Katsura’ are pretty enough to be blooms, when they first emerge they’re firey red and will soon change to yellowy green with red edges.
Luckily, autumn cherry is still blooming although not as profusely as previously, but it has been flowering for a long time.
Is this the point where the garden fills with purple? I’m not sure… that reminds me, I need to check if there’s any fresh growth on the Salvias.
Today we’ll finish with Tulipa Turkestanica. I still love this little Tulip, in fact I think it’s the only Tulip I readily enjoy seeing in the garden. I have others, but lost a lot over the years and I’m in no real rush to replace them – I seem to only like Tulips in vases.