I love this time of year when plants begin to emerge from the ground and the first spring flowers appear in their cheering colours even if the weather is dull and wet. Being in the hills and higher up means plants are generally later emerging and flowering and it's always a relief to see what has survived winter and what hasn't. This winter here in our corner of Scotland was exceptionally wet and windy and I can count the number of snow and frost days on less that two hands!
Below are some of the wee beauties flowering in my garden at home brightening up the wet, cold, dull days. Especially today when we have had rain, sleep, hail and snow! I've included some photos of foliage as for me it's as exciting and welcome as the flowers.
|I'll start with my confused and curious Feverfew!|
|Caltha palustris is covered in flowers this year|
|Caltha palustris being a bit arty|
|Cardamine heptaphylla coming into flower|
|A lovely combination, Cardamine pentaphyllum and Narcissus 'Tete a Tete'|
|A fig forming in the greenhouse, not flower but exciting all the same!|
|As colourful as a flower, the foliage of Geranium x monacense 'Claudine Dupont'|
|The new foliage of Meconopsis chelidoniifolia with dew drops|
|Narcissus 'February Gold'|
|Pittosporum 'Silver Queen'|
|Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'|
|Pulmonaria 'Rachel vernie', a lovely variegated cultivar with red flowers|
|Ranunculus 'Brazen Hussy'|
|Rhododendron 'Snow Lady'|
|Scopolia carnicolica ssp. Hlandnikiana|
|Muscari botryoides 'Album'|
|The fabulous new foliage of Thalictrum 'Elin'|
|Primula denticulata 'Alba'|
Check out May Dream Gardens to see what other garden bloggers have flowering in their gardens.
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