At this time of year any flower is a welcome addition to the garden although many of them you really have to seek out. Viburnum rhytidophyllum (above) surprised me this weekend with its flowers which are just opening. This poor plant has suffered from my indecision and is in its third location in the garden, I blame my son’s workshop. This is the first time it has flowered since 2010 and although it was relocated this year I think its new location is much better for it and is similar to the location it was originally bought for. Hopefully the flowers are a sign it is happy and as I have no intention on relocating the shrub it should get a chance to thrive now.
Cyclamen are bringing most of the colour highlights to the garden at the moment. I bought a batch of the above cyclamen which were being sold as winter bedding to brighten up a bare patch created my removing the dead Acer. I don’t know what variety of Cyclamen they are as they weren’t labelled but they have been flowering for well over a month now and there are lots more buds to come. Although they were sold as winter bedding I won’t discard them come the spring as they may flower again next year. I did the same with some other bedding cyclamen below last winter and they are smothered in flowers.
I don’t think they are hedrifolium or coum as they seem to be much larger plants so if anyone has any ideas I would love to know. Of course if we have a very hard winter then I am sure they won’t survive but for a couple of pounds they are value for money.
I always have some primroses flowering at this time of year although the slugs seem to be very good at getting to the flowers before me.
Primrose ‘Jack in the Green’ has been again been flowering for month possibly since October and probably due to the mild Autumn we have had it seems to have an endless supply for flower buds. It is such a pretty plant with the white flower surrounded by a green ruff of small leaves at the top of the stem.
And here we have signs of another primrose about to put on a small but perfect show.
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