All of a sudden spring has sprung and there are hundreds of blooms to enjoy – not least Narcissus ‘Cragford’, above. And despite moaning last year I’d planted them too close together, I’m delighted to see they’ve all returned!
Plenty of other Narcissi now including ‘Jenny’
‘Tete a Tete’
and my first ‘Minnow’ of the year. This is definitely one of my favourites – the blooms are really dainty, only about 3cm across, so I hope I’ve planted enough to make an impact.
A few other bulbs blooming now – these Muscari, M. Latifolium are returning again from the wedding flowers. Last year they got rather eaten, so I’m delighted to see them back better than ever this year. And interestingly, for those who remember the saga of me trying to get these and the N. Elka flowering together on the day,the Elkas are currently nowhere to be seen!
This last one is the Crocus chrysanthus Miss Vain. The majority are over now, but if you look closely you’ll see there are daffodils to follow, so hopefully the pot will shortly be rebooted!
I found one of the first bees enjoying the Rosemary (R. prostratus).
And I think I’ve mentioned that I’ve become a bit overrun with Euphorbia, but doesn’t that colour sing (zing?) in the sunshine?
Talking of colour, I know it’s not a bloom, but I couldn’t resist including this Chard.
Continuing on the pink theme, this Daphne x Pink Fragrance ‘Blapink’ is really pumping out the blooms – and scent – now. It’s in a pot and currently seems happy, but I do wonder if I should plant it out.
The tea tree plant, Leptospermum has just started blooming again after a little rest. Sadly it has got rather leggy now and I’m not convinced it would resprout from the bottom if I pruned it hard. Any clues?
There are still plenty of Hellebores but I thought this one was very fine. Strangely I have no memory of seeing it before, but it seems rather too glamorous to be self seeded.
Of my two witch hazels H. Arnold’s Promise is in full flower
but H. Aphrodite is still being rather shy.
And to finish, because it was such a glorious day it almost felt like a quick dip might be fun, here’s the Diving Lady, with her pool.
With thanks to Carol at May Dream Gardens who hosts everyone’s GBBDs. Why don’t you pop over and see what others have blooming now?