Blooming March


Trillium kurabayashii

This has to be my favourite woodland plant. 100% increase in flowers over the last year. That means a sum total of.. two. It may take a while to build up a decent clump, but definitely worth the wait.


Forsythia 001 Wm[1]



For those of us in the UK, this last week has brought Spring sunshine and much needed warmth.


Narcissus 001 Wm[1]



Everything has come on in leaps and bounds and suddenly the garden is full of daffodils. It is still the miniatures and the species that I look forward to most of all but whatever this (inherited) hybrid is it does have its charms.


Hellebore 019 Wm[1]


Hellebore (Harvington Reds)

This will surely be the last month I will be showing hellebores, but they haven’t done badly since we started in December. New leaves are now emerging on most of the plants, I hope it means they are establishing themselves on the woodland floor.


Epimedium 003 Wm[1]


 Epimedium x versicolour ‘Sulphureum’ 

As the hellebores fade, my growing collection of Epimedium have begun to throw up their delicate yellow sprays.


Muscari 001 Wm[1]



Grape hyacinths


Primula 003 Wm[1]


 Primula vulgaris

Wild primroses now carpet the garden. And grow up in the lawn..


Camellia 004 Wm[1]


Camellia (inherited, variety unknown)


Saxifraga Touran Lime Green 002 Wm[1]


Saxifraga Touran Lime Green


Erica 004 Wm[1]



 I’m not a great fan of heathers, but love the depth of colour on this one.


Butterfly on Erica 001 Wm[1]


 Butterflies have no such concern for fashion.

If you look closely you can see this one feeding, drinking up the nectar with its long proboscis.


Chaenomeles 001 Wm[3]




Mahonia 003 Wm[1]




 And finally, as has become tradition, this month’s purchase..


Tulip humilis 'Helena' 001 Wm[1]


Tulip humilis ‘Helena’

A diminutive species a mere 15cms high.

Another bulb. And another cage needed to defeat those wretched mice..


Linking to Carol and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens, where you will find other March bloomers from around the world.