Pulmonaria Sissinghurst White
Pulmonaria Sissinghurst White

As Spring seems to have arrived in my garden I thought I would join in with the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post.

I know I have said a few posts back that I wasn’t that keen on Pulmonaria but I have to admit that I do like the purity of the flowers of Pulmonaria Sissinghurst White. Of course at this time of year when the light levels are still low the white and paler colours really show up.

Pulmonaria
Pulmonaria

I quite like this Pulmonaria as well, although I don’t know the variety.  It’s the blue/pink ones that I’m not keen on.

A variety of Primulas are also adding colour – here are some of my favourites

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The Narcissus have started to flower and I have a growing number of varieties although my memory of what is what is terrible.  I thought the one below was Pheasant’s Eye but I think I am wrong as it doesn’t have the red ring around the edge of the eye.  I will have to look back through the blog to see if I can work out what it is.

I do know the name of the following Narcissus – its Narcisssus Eystettensis which I bought from a friend at the recent AGS group meeting.  I love the mad flowers.

Narcissus Eystettensis
Narcissus Eystettensis

2014_03140010logoA small and dainty unknown Erythronium.  I planted a few of years some years back and this is the only one which flowers. Compared to Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ it is tiny and I only just spotted its flower today.

Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica nobilis

Another gem from my pot collection.  I am wondering whether to risk planting it out in the ground, as my instinct is that it will do much better.

Epimedium
Epimedium

I have about eight different epimediums and their flowers are impossible to photograph, well with my compact camera they are.  This one is the first to flower and it is my oldest acquisition so needless to say I have no idea what variety it is – any ideas?

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Finally a couple of flowering shrub – a Camellia which I rescued from the discount area of a garden centre. It seems to be thriving in its new home out in the garden, much happier than in the pot it previously was in.

Prunus incisa 'kojo-no-mai'
Prunus incisa ‘kojo-no-mai’

I will finish with my favourite shrub in the garden, Prunus incisa ‘kojo-no-mai’ which is just beginning to flower.

Those are my floral highlights for March.  For other bloggers’ floral highlights visit Carol’s blog

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