Someone asked recently in one of their posts which plant people most looked forward to as a symbol of spring. I think most of us probably wouldn’t be able to identify one specific plant and it perhaps takes a combination of blooms to make us realise that it really IS spring – which it certainly is now. Along with the remnants of narcissi, grown-up tulips have budded up nicely alongside their already-blooming species counterparts, and various little anemones are making striking displays. Just about coming into bloom is a very ordinary dicentra (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) which, because its stems look deceptively tender but clearly aren’t, somehow does seem to represent the transition to spring.
So, what else is happening in the garden at the end of March? Have a look at the slideshow and see, using the map shown under The Garden tab above to see where the views fit into the garden. Thank you to Helen the Patient Gardener who encourages us to record these monthly changes, and please pop over to her blog to see what is happening in her and other gardens too.