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

Month: March, 2018


I have challenged myself to blog pictures of plants as they flower this year as an alternative to my ‘what’s currently flowering each month’ of previous years.

Today one of our three camellias has started flowering. Here is the proof:

Hope you like my new challenge

Chionodoxa bulbs

At least I think that’s what they are called and I’m not sure I planted them!

Wordless Wednesday- mini daffodils

March update

It’s been so good to be able to get out into the garden the past couple of days even for just an hour at a time. I am a fair weather gardener but really miss being able to potter about in winter. I’ve planted some new primulas (pictures below) and discovered by reading the label (something I only really do with unfamiliar plants) that they are scented. It’s a shame they are so low down really! Just as I had finished that task my snowdrops arrived in the post so they too have been planted in small groups. Today I have finally sowed my sweetpeas (a pink and white vintage variety dating back to the 1730s) in my electric propagator, a little late I guess but better late than never.

Here are a few pictures of what’s currently flowering in my garden.

Sorry about the thumb in this picture but it’s the only way I could get the flower to look at me due to its ‘downward facing habit’. It’s a hellebore by the way