The first three photographs were taken earlier in the week:
|Cyclamen coum in the snow – in bloom in March
You can read the technical details behind the cyclamen macro on this Google + post.
The Daphne mezereum ‘Rubra’ grows beside the Hammelis ‘Pallida’ and a white Hellebore niger. In fact it’s in a windswept area hence it never grows with vertical straight stems.
|Daphne mezereum ‘rubra’ – in bloom in March
These little Seiber crocus bulbs could do with being moved in the autumn and planted next to the Tete a Tete daffodils.
|Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis ‘Tricolor’ | Seiber’s Crocus / Cretan Crocus / Snow Crocus|
This flower border is under the Weeping Silver pear tree and you can see the buds forming on the Fothergilla shrub to the right in the photo. Lots of different colours of crocus grow here along with many clumps of early flowering ‘Tête-à-tête’ daffodils. Hellebore orientalis ‘Tutu’ was planted here two years ago and it’s quite unusual as it has pink double pleated centres.
More of what’s in bloom in March
|Narcissus ‘Tête-à-tête’ – in bloom in March|
|Helleborus orientalis ‘Tutu’ – in bloom in March|
These are reliable little hardy perennial primulas. They are planted all over the garden and flower intermittently throughout the year. Primrose Heritage has pale lemon petals and an orange centre.
While Primrose Emily has pale yellow petals with a darker yellow centre.
|Top: Reddish orange Hammelis x intermedia ‘Diane’
Bottom left: Pale lemon Hammelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’ with the Daphne shrub at its base
Bottom right: Deep yellow Hammelis x intermedia ‘Orange Beauty’
|Galanthus nivalis | native snowdrops growing alongside the red foliage from Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Rubra‘|
Snowdrops are popping up all over the place along with lots of hellebore seedlings.
There are also many clumps of Erica heather in flower.
|Pink and White Erica carnea – in bloom in March|
My favourite little iris bulbs Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ are back in flower again. Though the clumps are getting a bit overcrowded and need thinned out.
|Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ – in bloom in March|
|Leucojum vernum | Spring snowflakes – in bloom in March|
Finally I’ll leave you with the Hellebore orientalis ‘Picotee’ basking in the evening golden light with the purple and yellow crocus in the background.
|Hellebore orientalis ‘Picotee’ – in bloom in March|