A day late with GBBD as it poured with rain yesterday and I only manged to sneak a few photos before heading off to the twin Friday night excitements of Zumba followed by supper with friends. And then today was largely spent working on the latest assignment for my planting design college course due in on Tuesday – yikes!
I took a few more photos this morning, so there’s now a mix of two very different days.
After the joy of last year’s new bulbs – largely tulips in the Swing Beds – I splashed out last autumn on more bulbs, this time for the two new beds – the MCB above and the Bronze Bed on the other side of the garden. In addition, I planted up a number of ‘bulb lasagnes’ in pots, and it has been an absolute joy watching all the slow motion fireworks.
In the Mid Century Bed
there are Narcissus ‘Thalia’
together with Tulip ‘Merry Go Round’, which have also been planted in the trough by the front steps.
In the Swing Beds I’m delighted that some of the tulips have returned – these are Tulip ‘Pink Impression,’ in the right hand end of the Swing Bed, looking towards…
…the Grass Bed, which featured in last week’s Wordless Wednesday, with Forget me nots and Narcissus ‘Peeping Jenny’
On the other side of the garden, the Bronze Bed, which was looking rather handsome with the Hamamelis and Narcissus ‘Cragford,’ has now been invaded by both Narcissus ‘Yazz’ and Tulip ‘Jimmy’. To be honest, I think if’ I’d known how many blooms I get with the ‘Cragfords’ and how long flowering they’d be I don’t think I’d have bothered with the ‘Yazz’.
In pots I have the beautiful and rather dainty Narcissus ‘Lieke’
contrasting rather strongly with the mad front door pots of Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe,’ Tulip ‘Matrix.’ If you look closely you’ll see Tulip ‘Recreado’ is also joining the party.
And the greenhouse pots are still flowering well with Narcissus ‘Bellsong’ and Tulip ‘Apricot Impression’.
Aside from all the bulbs, I have Matthiola Incana just starting to come into bloom in the troughs,
Plenty of Cerinthe self seeded in the pebbly paths
a few Fritillaria meleagris in the grass
and some brave Pelargoniums, P. Surcouf which have been outside all winter.
Oh and have I mentioned the sweet peas, Owl’s Acre ‘Winter Sunshine’ in the greenhouse?
And lastly, a bit chilly still, but the Diving Lady is contemplating making a splash in a rather purple pool.
With thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts everyone’s GBBD. Why don’t you go and see what’s making a splash in others’ gardens?