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Spring seems to be on it's way

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These pics were taken yesterday in the garden and the alpine house


First the Balcony showing some colour


Snowdrops at there peak soon to be gone for another year


Back inside you have seen a couple of these individually but thought they looked nice in a group
Like so many things I grow this is small you are seeing a 3in pot.

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When |I look at this and see what has been achieved with Bracts,it’s not even a flower it amazes me.
Hope these brighten your day
B


Could not resist putting it in Photo shop it opens up a world that my old eyes sometimes miss

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WOW, wonderful collection of spring flowering plants Bjs.
Beautiful photos as well.

28 Feb, 2015

 

Beautiful Brian! Would just love to visit your garden in the spring. It really is the place to be! Some of your pots have been planted up today with some rooted cuttings of a Hebe that I pruned in the autumn. They are so easy to propagate aren't they! I've also scrubbed all my own pots, so yours don't look out of place now! My crocus on the 'mounds' are coming out at last...trying to keep Willow off them is tough going! Just love that semi double white hellebore and the double yellow! :))

28 Feb, 2015

 

Love your plants Brian, stunning. The last double yellow hellebore is especially nice. I've been looking at Narcissus cyclamineus for my woodland as I think this one is classed as the wild daff? Enjoyed that.

28 Feb, 2015

 

Love your blog, the lilac Hepatica? in the pots pic, the double yellow Hellebore, in fact I'm in love!

28 Feb, 2015

 

Your Hellebores are very beautiful Brian, the breeders are really going to town on them these days.

28 Feb, 2015

 

What a colourful blog Brian - what is the name of that yellow plant in your first shot- and what a lovely name for the snowdrop - we have quite a few doubles out - lovely helebores - your plants all look so healthy and happy - I shall have to try harder!! do you keep your special primulas in your alpine house because they are perfect - no bits missing

1 Mar, 2015

 

These are fantastic Bjs. I laughed at 'Heffalump'. When we moved here my youngest wanted a pony to put in the horse box. We said no so she asked for a heffalump. I don't know how you manage to keep your large garden looking so pristine. Thank you for sharing.

1 Mar, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Jane I am a bit puzzled about the yellow are you referring to the basket if so they are Crocus
As for the garden Jane & Sheila you should know I only show you the best bits. in flower
The story behind the name Heffalump is that the lady Primrose Warburg who was well known for her collection of snowdrops (the yellow and white one is named after her)Named this one after her Husband.

Dawn the Cyclamineus Narcissus, this is the original species does well in my shaded trough but not so good in the garden I see Andrew has planted some out but looks like a recent planting so not sure how they do on the south east.
Siris the hepatica is one of my favorites this is a Japanese one not as hardy as the more usual European ones.

1 Mar, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Karen the pots are yours now not mine have seen the pics in the glass house.

1 Mar, 2015

 

Whoops - I can see that they are crocus now by the spikey leaves - I like the story behind the Heffalump snowdrop name -

1 Mar, 2015

 

A wonderful display , spring has certainly visited you early Brian, I have a few Crocus coming into flower and daffs starting to bud, but most of all you will be pleased to hear that the Cyclamineus you sent me last year are popping up allaround Polly's headstone ;0)

1 Mar, 2015

 

Lovely to see so many plants in flower at the end of one of the drabbest months of the year! :-))

I have Snowdrops & Crocuses flowering on our balcony as well as some half open Daffs. Loads more bulbs to come into flower shortly! My Pansies are starting to pick up again & a few new flowers have started to open in the last couple of weeks. :-))

1 Mar, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Pansy nice to hear of your success

Balcony the pictures do give the impression the whole garden is a blaze of colour I suppose where the snowdrops and hellebores are it looks nice but that is a small part of a larger area that is still half asleep and still to start blooming.
You mention pansies have bined all I had planted last autumn they were with affected mildew real bad.

1 Mar, 2015

 

Hi Brian, Lovley show of colour there. The heathers in the garden are beautiful at the moment and our snowdrops have been lovely. Our crocus are only just coming out and the daffs are still quite behind. The miniature daffs are just about showing colour. We live on top of a hill so I plump for the shorter varieties because of the winds.

6 Mar, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Lindak
I get a east wind blow across the garden and I favour the shorter smaller Narcissus as well

6 Mar, 2015

 

I like to hear the stories behind the names so thank you for the history of 'Heffalump'. To add a little to the story, this was the family nickname for him after the elephant in 'Winnie the Pooh'.

6 Mar, 2015

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