What a glorious, sunny day it is today – it really feels like spring. Certainly, the garden is looking spring like, with daffodils and crocuses in flower. Everything is looking bright and cheery, after a few grey and rainy days. Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in.
Like the past two weeks, I’m starting with daffodils. The jet fire are looking fantastic in the sunshine. They are definitely a great choice for a small daffodil to put into pots, and I highly recommend them if you are on the look out for something similar. This year I also got some miniature daffodils, in this case tête-à-tête. I’ve put a picture of them in their pot so you get some idea of their size, and also used them in the featured image at the top of the post. I just love them. Finally, last year’s jonquil of some variety looks like it will put on a good display again. I looked back to see what variety they are, but could not find the name, so if anyone has any ideas, do let me know.
At number two, grape hyacinth or muscari. As well as a few left from last year, I bought some more blue and some white ones this year. So far, there have been four blue ones. I really hope for a good display in the coming weeks – fingers crossed.
There are no camellias this week for a change, but there are more pictures of the hellebores just because they are quite beautiful and graceful.
And so to the magnolia which is coming into flower as you can see. It is quite difficult to photograph, both because the flowers are high up and the angle at which you have to stand. This picture was taken by my husband who is a good deal taller than me.
Coming in at number five this week are some more crocuses. The first few to flower were all white, but since then there have been some stunning lilac coloured ones and today the first yellow one. I may have said last week that I bought a bag of 50 random bulbs, and I am very happy with what has flowered so far. Next year I might try some different ones – though where I will plant them is another matter!
And on planting more things, after looking at all the lovely dahlias over recent weeks from northern hemisphere SoSers, I have ordered dahlias that are small enough for pots. Of course, having a new tempting bulb catalogue just pushed me along to do so as well. After visiting NZ Bulbs, I went to King’s Seeds, and ordered enough to get two free packets of seeds of my choice. I think I may well have ordered far too many….
So that’s it for me this week. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you.
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