Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – March 2015

Euphorbia characias 'White Swan'
Euphorbia characias ‘White Swan’

I am really pleased with the garden at the moment; it looks so pretty with the pinks, purples and yellows dotted around the borders. Acting as a gentle foil to the bulbs is the Euphorbia characias ‘White Swan’ which is also flowering now.

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A lot of the colour is coming from the growing number of primulas in the garden.  I really like the Barnhaven Primroses which are meant to be identifable by the yellow eye in the middle of the flower.  None of the ones in this post were sold as Barnhaven Primroses but I think they have become so easy to get now that they are quite prevalent.  I like the pink streaking on the one above.

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This one seems to be the reverse of the one above and I am hoping that it will establish and bulk up.  I have recently sown a couple of packets of Barnhaven Primrose seeds so maybe in a year or two I will have a really gaudy spring garden!

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I particularly like this soft blue primula which is a nice compliment to the narcissus.

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Then there are the hellebores which are also growing in number.  I seem to acquire three or four every year and I have noticed that the yellow ones seem to open much earlier than the others with the dark purples opening last.

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and finally we have a couple of early flowering narcissus – Tete a Tete and a mysterious shortish one, although taller than Tete a Tete

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Not bad for mid March I think, definitely better than last year.

For more Spring Garden Bloggers Bloom Day posts pop over to Carols at May Dream Gardens

 

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Fab pictures Helen ,particularly the hellebores…gorgeous range of colours. I have grown Barnhaven primroses from seed and particularly liked Paris ’90 and the striped Victorians,although they are all beautiful. I’m wondering if your small narcissus with swept back petals is some type of cyclaminus.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Sue
      It is bigger than a cyclaminus, part of a mixed selection

  2. Brian Skeys says:

    A very colourful spring blog, Helen. I only noticed today a narcissus in the garden similar to your mysterious one, I must go through my plant labels to see if I can identify it.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Brian
      They were in a bulb mix I bought from a bulb supplier I won’t bother with again. So far it seems they are the only ones in the mix, not the effect I was after at all

  3. rusty duck says:

    Beautiful hellebores, impossible to have enough!

  4. christine says:

    very retty

  5. Looking good indeed. And those lovely colours positively glow in the spring sunshine!

  6. Tina says:

    The hellebores are so cheery and in such a variety of colors. I especially like that euphorbia–there’s something very similar that grows here in Texas. Happy blooms!

  7. Wow – you really do have quite a nice showing for so early in the year. So many varieties of primroses and hellebores. I especially love the look of the hellebores. Maybe I’ll have to try some out in my garden next year. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Cathy says:

    Your primulas are clumping up nicely, aren’t they? Lots of lovely photos in this post – well done Helen 🙂

  9. So much work to create this beautiful post. It is appreciated and an inspiration to me to improve my own blog. These photos are outstanding and make me green with envy to have these plants in my garden. Thanks again!

  10. Chloris says:

    Lovely, so much to enjoy. I adore Barnhaven primroses. I have a Euphorbia which is very similar called ‘Glacier Blue’. Gorgeous hellebores. Could your mystery daffodil Peeping Tom do you think?

  11. Your pictures make me very happy! I love your primulas, what stunning colours you have. Very glad to have found your blog!

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