I have been trying to get photos from my own garden for some time but winds and rain have been a problem when I have had the opportunity. My garden plants are putting on new growth and it definitely feels like Spring here. I am delighted to finally introduce a new resident to my garden, a beautiful hellebore. I will look out the label tomorrow.
March can be a tricky month bringing all sorts of weather including gales. We have had hail stones over the weekend and had spells of strong winds these last few weeks. However, it is England that is sitting with a severe weather warning for gales tomorrow. I hope it isn’t as bad as the predictions.
Crocus growing through plants like London Pride and Ivy were looking good today as I walked around my garden late in the afternoon. I had forgotten I had planted these bulbs there, or perhaps I should say that I moved them there!
Snowdrops were gently nodding in the wind in my silver border. I planted them there as they have silver grey leaves. These are recent plantings and I will always think of Dalmeny when I look at them.
Drumstick Primulas are showing serious signs of growth and I had been hoping that I would get photos before the tiny pink flowers completely formed into perfect balls. I was just in time.
Candelabra Primulas, Rubeckia and Alliums were showing the most promise today on my garden walkabout. Now don’t these photos make you think of the gardening year to come? I am really, really looking forward to seeing my bargain Allium bulbs coming into flower! My Rubeckia (right top) I was particularly pleased to see show signs of growth as I moved and divided it last Autumn. I am looking forward to seeing how it will look in its new home.
Bulbs are thriving in their home of my lawn. However this area is now going through a transition period between the crocus and narcissi. The first photo above was taken late this afternoon and as you can see that wind, rain, sleet and hailstones have finally taken their toll on the crocus flowers as they now lay flattened on the ground. I haven’t forgotten how well they have looked as you can see in the following photos taken last weekend. I have to be honest and say I have really underestimated the crocus – this year I have really been taken by it. I wonder what other plants I will be taken with this year – I have one in mind…
The photos above were all taken in my garden on March 9th 2008.