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.
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.
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!
I particularly like this soft blue primula which is a nice compliment to the narcissus.
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.
and finally we have a couple of early flowering narcissus – Tete a Tete and a mysterious shortish one, although taller than Tete a Tete
Not bad for mid March I think, definitely better than last year.
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