Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Garden Update - 19th March 2014

We went round the garden taking stock this afternoon. With the grass mowed there was time to appreciate the flowers coming into bloom...

The old shower tray is now doing good service as an alpine bed...
and it's star attraction at the moment is the aubretia, which is cascading, as it should, over onto the path..

The anemones are out and looking lovely. Who could resist their sumptuous colours?

After a few weeks of flowering, the daffodils have seen better days, though these double flowered ones still look good...

Taking their place are the tulips, the first of which are now starting to flower..

Grape Hyacinths (Muscarii) are coming up all over the place, including quite a number in the lawn, despite our efforts to move them..

The Arabis is in flower now, too

And the Goldfinch rose which George, my brother, bought for Colin and me two years ago is already full of buds...

It's going to be a picture when they all come out!

The star of the show is the Magnolia Stellata which is just starting to flower for the first time. I love it!

Hard to think we're only just in the middle of March. What a difference the spell of milder weather has made. Long may it continue, though I don't think that's what the weather men are predicting!

1 comment:

Tim said...

We are both fans of Magnolia Stellata too. Fabulous! Must have one. P.