I spent a very happy couple of hours in the garden on Sunday, making the most of the sunny weather. I did some cutting back and a little tidying of wayward stems. I also had a good look round to see what was progressing. Above is Lathyrus Vernus which I always look forward to seeing in Spring. This one has pink and white flowers, rather than the usual purple and blue.
One of my patio peonies from last year is budding up nicely. I have recently bought two more bare root patio peonies which I potted up so I hope they will do well.
Tulips are just starting to nose out of the soil.
A little further down the garden, in a bit more sun, more tulips.
The crocuses were very pleased to see the sun too.
A few flowers from Prunus Kojo-no-Mai have opened too.
White phlox plants are just starting to grow.
White crocus 'Jeanne D'Arc' are looking lovely - you can just make out a pale lilac line inside the flower leading to the stigma and stamens.
You might be able to see the lilac line better in this close up.
I still have some snowdrops in flower in this rather full pot. Some dividing may be required I think.
The other hellebores are in flower now too.
They needed a bit of support in order to see into the flowers.
An erythronium 'Rose Queen' (Dog's Tooth Violet) is also starting to grow. This was rather dry when I planted it in the Autumn, so I wasn't sure it would grow at all.
A hyacinth providing a splash of deep blue. I think this plant may need to be located in the sun, rather than the shady spot I planted it in. Another job to do in a few weeks' time...