My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Month: March, 2017

White flowers 

My favourite colour of blossom or flower in the garden has got to be white. Although I’m sure some would say it’s not a colour. I have several plants and a tree currently flowering in white. I can’t name the daffodils sadly as there is no proper name on the label I kept! I also found a label for done gorgeous white tulips which didn’t flower last year or come up at all this time. 

Here they are: the magnolia featured in the last blog but it has improved since then and deserves another picture I think! Also pictured below is a dicentra (white bleeding heart), such a beautiful flower. I did have a pink one in the same flower bed but it’s disappeared this year!

Update – May 2017 another white flowered plant – Spirea Van Houti (probably spelt wrong) I have white foxgloves in the greenhouse too but as I sowed them as seeds it’ll be next year before they flower being biennials 

Violas and my first tulips of the season

Just a quick post today. I just noticed my first tulips in pots flowering so thought I’d post my pictures. I think one of these is ‘orange emperor’ and the other ‘cilesta’ but I’m not aura which is which as one is open and other closed. I have a number of other tulips so will post them as they flower. 

Also 2 pictures of violas in pots, both with funny stories. The first pot has been on top of the water butt in the front garden for months and one day I went out and found the whole plant on the ground and the pot a few feet away. It turns out that storm Doris had blown the plant out! The other pot is actually primulas but violas have grown in there instead.


I am told it was the first day of spring earlier this week and it was so cold and wet, the garden couldn’t have been told about the season change! I love spring as every time I go in the garden I notice something different growing and in some cases flowering. It’s also a time when I can get out weeding, tidying and planning what to grow this year and if anything needs to move place.

I have a selection of pictures of what is currently flowering including some cute new daffodils called ‘minnow’. I hadn’t realised they’d be so small. Also a forsythia and magnolia and another hellebore. What’s flowering in your garden?

What’s flowering this month in my garden

I have made this feature rather difficult for myself this month as I have been so excited to find new plants flowering I have been posting about them straight away. However, I am constantly finding new things in flower. This time it’s another paler pink camellia in the garden which is much older than the first one I posted and also a tree in the back garden which I can’t remember the name of which has lovely white blossom and looks great with a bright sky in the background. What’s in flower in your garden?