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Sunny Sunday


By AndrewR


After a couple of weeks of cold weather here in Bracknell, yesterday was finally milder and sunny, triggering some the early bulbs to open at last.

The snowdrops had been in bud for a couple of weeks

And the winter aconites also opened

In the front garden, little patches of yellow and mauve appeared

In the raised bed in the bulb garden, a couple of specie crocus also put on a display.
Crocus antalyensis ‘Blue Sky’

Crocus biflorus subsp nubigena

And it won’t be long before the iris reticulata are in bloom

Winter is slowly giving way to spring.

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I like how those irises look coming up. Looks like some kind of Sci Fi Alien landscape

9 Feb, 2015


Excellent......lots of colour!
I love the little Iris Reticulata but mine always got eaten by the mice in my old garden!

9 Feb, 2015


I agree....the Irises will be beautiful once they open.

10 Feb, 2015


How lovely to see them, I love the little Irises but always lose them, it never occurred to me that its possibly mice, I know they live under my garden shed as once again the evidence is amongst the apple trays, luckily I only store them for the birds to eat over the winter, only a few snowdrops, aconites and one hellebore here but lots of buds forming so won't be long.....

11 Feb, 2015


Lovely and don't those iris look pretty even before they open:-)

13 Feb, 2015


Missed this blog, loved the photos..

25 Mar, 2015

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