End of Month – March 2015
April, huh? How did that happen? Easter soon???!!!
Wow, impressive. I feel like I’ve only just come out of Christmas mode and here I am, 4 months into the year.
I’ve also seen my first fleeting glimpse of a butterfly last weekend. I couldn’t ID it as it was very quick but it looked large and I’m going to guess it was a Peacock.
The past few weeks has seen quite a change in the garden, with vibrant greens now dominating many of the borders. I need to finish clearing the last of the dead growth now that we’re into spring and the chance of snow/frost diminishes each day.
We have the first Tulipas and Anemones blooming, as with the other spring bloomers their numbers have also slowly diminished over the last few years and really ought to be replaced with new. Bluebells are romping along with patches seemingly appearing overnight. Meanwhile I must check up on the Spanishbluebells, to see whether they’re sending up blooms yet.
Drumstick Primulas have also begun to open their flowers… I always find them quite odd when they begin to bloom before the stem has even grown. Another newcomer is the Forsythia.
The autumn cherry is producing more blooms, but I suspect it will be another year without a big show in spring.
Narcissus ‘rip van winkle’ is flowering… Only one this year… I did have more… Fuji Cherry is actually flowering now, I just didn’t take any photos of the flowers open.
For the past two years Geranium Pheum has bloomed very early. I’m not sure why… Is it confused beneath the cherry tree??? Who knows.
I’m trying to avoid too many Hellebore photos and only post those which have recently opened so here’s the deep red one and Pulmonaria. I’m pleased the Hellebore seems happy this year and has produced a good number of stems for the first time.