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Spring in the White Garden

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Now that the sun is reaching the North -Facing garden in the morning and late afternoon, the flowers are beginning to wake up.

The lollipop Viburnum tinus pair on the doorstep are flowering well and also carrying berries from last year’s blooms. They are black.

The first of narcissus ‘Thalia’ is opening upat last…

And the white periwinkle looks lovely. Little white stars lying on the bark mulch…

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Mr Morse’ has matured beautifully since last year. This plant enjoys shade, so is perfect for underplanting ferns and trees/shrubs that will shade it later on.

These violas are great for providing colour before the rest gets going. I have some white dwarf narcissus planted in the centre of the pot, but they are a later variety.

What a glorious season! So much to enjoy. I was entertained by a Skylark…no better aria has been composed! And the wind dropped just enough to make being outside pleasant at last. Rachel tells me it was too hot in Dorset today! Amazing!

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White is wonderful....the Thalia especially...grew them for the first time this year...lovely selection K.

30 Mar, 2019

 

I love those white violas Karen. I have never seen them on sale here anywhere.
I like the way you have curved the border to make another seating area.

30 Mar, 2019

 

Thank you Rose. It was already like this really...the decking used to be where the gravel is now.

30 Mar, 2019

 

Lovely blog Karen, and beautiful white violas!

30 Mar, 2019

 

Thanks Sheila x

30 Mar, 2019

 

I love white in those dark places in the garden that need a bit of zap!

31 Mar, 2019

 

Yes Linda, that was the idea. However, when the sun hits it the whole area is dazzling and you can’t see anything for the glare. If I had to do it again, I would have chosen a different colour scheme tbh. Maybe blue, or just a whole riot of colours. I might introduce some other colours in time. White flowers are also very difficult to photograph for the same reason, as you will know. But having said all of that...its been light all winter even though its in deep shade from September until March.

1 Apr, 2019

 

Good mix of white plants there, Karen. Nice to see the brunnera thriving well.

2 Apr, 2019

 

Thanks Terra..yes, I'm very pleased with how the Brunnera is doing. I have three in the same area and they are lovely. :)

2 Apr, 2019

 

The pot of white violas is a real success - I love that idea (must make a note of it!)

5 Apr, 2019

 

Thank you Chris. I have one with violas and one with pansies, and they are both lovely. I’ll take another pic when the narcissus come out. Its pouring here today after a day of beautiful sunshine yesterday. But we could do with the rain tbh.

6 Apr, 2019

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