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.
For those of us in the UK, this last week has brought Spring sunshine and much needed warmth.
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 (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 x versicolour ‘Sulphureum’
As the hellebores fade, my growing collection of Epimedium have begun to throw up their delicate yellow sprays.
Wild primroses now carpet the garden. And grow up in the lawn..
Camellia (inherited, variety unknown)
Saxifraga Touran Lime Green
I’m not a great fan of heathers, but love the depth of colour on this one.
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.
And finally, as has become tradition, this month’s purchase..
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.