I have begun to check out the Spring Walk in the hope of seeing some spring flowers beginning. At present I can’t see any tulip shoots pushing up and as I mentioned before I have seen some evidence of mice but I can’t imagine they’re eaten them all can they?
I can see lots of Anemones and some even have flowers! I intended planting some of these in an area where they could be cut without leaving gaps but I seem to have planted them all here. Does anyone know if they need cold for a period of time to push them into growth as tulips do? I love them so much they are certainly something I would like to try forcing to have their gorgeous flowers for an even longer season.
Even the whites are all slightly different
I’d forgotten I’d planted some Iris Specie Lady Beatrix Stanley in this border; they are slightly later than the others too, although might be because there is less sun here.
Early last autumn I moved some Iris unguicularis from where the large patch is under the mutabilis roses by the drive. I am happy that the large clump remain there as I see them every time I go out into the garden but I wanted to add some early colour to the Spring Walk too; I was surprised to see some flowers already as they are known to take a while to settle before flowering. If I ever find any of the other varieties I would certainly add them to the garden as they have flowered from November and are still going strong now so worth their space, their foliage isn’t unattractive for the rest of the year either.
The Mahonia is very small but has flowered quite well this year, I must give it more water during the summer then it might grow enough to provide some flowers to cut.
Also flowering is Rosa China Pink, it has had flowers for almost the entire year.
As we are nearly in March I’m hoping that spring is really nearly here. What spring flowers are there in your garden at the moment?