SNOWDROPS AND CROCUS
We've had sunshine and blue skies the last few days, which has put a spring in my step and everywhere in the garden the bulbs are putting on a gladdening show.
The snowdrops are still looking fabulous down in the woodland, although there are clumps of them appearing all over the garden in the lawns and borders and I can't bear to turf them out.
2. Fickle HelleboresThe hellebores, at least those which are happy with their homes, are flowering well. Unlike most of its sisters, this one has raised its head to be photographed. Last week I had a little moan about how fickle the hellebores have been. Today I found one, obviously self seeded, flowering happily in the crack of a paving slab behind the oil tank. Somewhere that you would never ask one to grow. Isn't that the very definition of contrariness?
3 Tulip 'The First'
4. Crocus TomassinianusContinuing with the reliable/bit of a let down theme, here is a crocus tommasinianus. These were planted in the orchard in September 2019. I was looking forward to a splendid show last spring, yet there was not a single one to be seen. I cursed the bulb supplier, the mice, the voles, the weather - just about everything really and drew a line under the whole sorry episode.
So imagine my delight to see they were only having a little rest, because now they are appearing all over.