In the Bronze Bed the Hamamelis ‘Aphodite’ is poking up through a froth of Narcissus ‘Cragford’ which have now completely taken over. According to my records I only bought 30 ‘Cragford’ bulbs, but there look to be far more than that. Perhaps that’s the joy of multi-headed blooms!
In the Oak Bed, nearer the road, the Hellebores and Narcissus ‘Jenny’ are still flowering
and there are even a couple of Tulip ‘Pink Impression’ returning from last year.
In these photos you can see I’ve pruned back the roses, but haven’t yet tackled the Phlomis Italica which is rather overwhelming both beds.
In the right hand bed, there is still one very shaggy rose to tame.
In the metal troughs I was delighted to see signs of Narcissus ‘Minnow’ returning. Looking a couple of weeks ago there seemed to be nothing but leaves, but now there are multiple flower buds to admire. Phew!
Similarly, in the new MCB, there are also plenty of bulbs ready to flower, but not there yet. Looking back at my list I see the first to flower is only ‘due’ in early April, so I suppose that’s fair enough!
In the pots by the door I’ve gone for scarlet Tulip ‘Matrix’. Quite a colour deviation for me!
The greenhouse pots are a rather more subtle combination, repeating last year’s Narcissus ‘Bellsong’ and Tulip ‘Angelique’.
And in the greenhouse itself the seeds are taking over
and hopefully I’ll soon have an early sweet pea flower to admire.
With thanks as ever to Helen at the Patient Gardener who hosts everyone’s End of Month Views.