Sorry to everyone who lives anywhere warm, but this is the first day I’ve actually seen flowers open in my own yard so it’s pretty exciting.
This has been showing “colour” for a long time but just when it was about to open we got rain, then cold weather and snow, and then finally some warm weather but I was back at work and couldn’t see it open. There are many more to follow, and in my front yard they’re even further behind schedule so I’ll get snowdrops well into April.
An unknown Crocus that I think was a potted bulb last year. Generally speaking I don’t like the larger flowered Crocus varieties as much, but none of my new Crocuses I planted last year are showing any signs of colour yet.
This is my first year with this one. I didn’t know a lot about it when I got it but hopefully the spot I’ve planted them will be dry enough over the summer for them to do well long term. This may be tricky because they’re right beside my Clematis I’ll need to keep watered a lot more this summer than I did last summer. I love how the new growth looks with the leaves stacked like this. I think I may have also planted the bulbs way too close together. My Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’ are coming along well too, but still a long way away from flowering.