My first few tulips are up, and I’m cherishing them as many of them have been eaten by the mysterious rodent or muscalid.
It was a mixed bag of a weekend, with a perfect sunny day, a frosty night, and then a rainy day followed by a misty morning. The flowers were picked in the rain, and photographed as picked – a great opportunity for photographing water droplets but a very drooping arrangement. Back at home I found a better vase for them and they are now all dry and standing up nicely.
As you can see I have added a bit of everything, including the first red tulip, on quite a short stem this year.
Unbelievably Rose Gertrude Jekyll is still flowering, to go with the pink hyacinths overwintered in the fridge, rejected by the tulip eaters in their shared pots.
Narcissus are still coming on, buried in the clay and poisonous enough that they don’t appeal to animals. Iris unguicularis and the green Hellebore x sternii are still going strong.
Pretty much everything in the vase is scented, although I’ve noticed that my Wallflower ‘Bowles Mauve’ doesn’t have much scent compared to the yellow one. Has anyone else noticed that? Or is it just this one?
The pink Fuschia from C’s aunt had a few last flowers, and my 5 Sam Arnott Snowdrops made it through to flower again this year, although they don’t seem to have increased in number.
Cathy who hosts this meme at Rambling in the Garden is featuring a snowy theme this week.