All Change

Back in February the bench outside my conservatory was full of the blues in the form of dwarf Irises. As they have gone over the pots have been replaced with tulips, narcissi and starflowers (ipheion) in white and yellow. By growing spring bulbs in containers it is easy to move them around as plants finish…

festival of spring #1

It is officially spring now in the northern hemisphere and with the clocks going forward last Sunday we are also in BST (British Summer Time) which means sunset tonight won’t be until 19:30 ish. I enjoy the lighter evenings and it feels like we are finally shaking off the dull and dreary winter. I am…

March 1st

1st March is not only St David’s Day – the patron saint of Wales – but also the first day of spring according to the meteorological calendar in the northern hemisphere. To celebrate both here are some of the earliest daffodils from my garden. (The daffodil is the national flower of Wales). The daffodil symbolises┬árebirth…

Six on Saturday | Hello Spring!

Yesterday was the spring equinox! So this week I am celebrating with the Narcissus! They are such cheerful harbingers of spring and often highly scented too. With the longer daylight, although not so much more sunshine, everything in the garden is beginning to wake up after the very long winter sleep. I say everything, but…