End of Month View: Spring has Sprung

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.

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12 Responses to End of Month View: Spring has Sprung

  1. Lea says:

    A Clematis colonnade! Wonderful!

  2. Pauline says:

    Your Anemone nemerosa are wonderful, mine haven’t spread so well but they are slowly increasing. The warmer days have made such a difference in the garden, hope it lasts!
    Sorry, won’t be able to make London, the undergardener is not improving as we hoped, days out are just to the hospital, doctor and nurse.

    • Cathy says:

      So sorry to hear the Undergardener is not improving as you had hoped and hope you are both managing to keep your spirits up. Take care

  3. Yes, spring has sprung in your garden. It has here too. Such fun. I just love that blue Anemone. I have some in my garden too. They are such fresh friendly faces.

  4. sueturner31 says:

    Hellebore…I have dozens and they make my day…

  5. Brian Skeys says:

    Your greenhouse is full of promise to come Cathy. Are they for the garden or sale on your open days?

    • Cathy says:

      Bit of both, Brian. Oh, and yesterday our barbershop group were at a choirs festival in Stratford and one of the festival leaders there was a director of a choir in Hanley Swan ( don’t think her choir was there though) – Rose somebody. Have you come across her?

  6. Anna says:

    That spread of wood anemones is magical Cathy. As you say spring has definitely sprung. I could feel the heat of the sun on my back at the allotment today!

    • Cathy says:

      The anenomes were planted in 2000 – can’t remember if it was only 100 I started with but after the first couple of years they really took off. Hope you had a productive time at the allotment – sadly I was inside all day

  7. Mrs. Brown says:

    I sure enjoyed rambling through your garden! It is so verdant and full of life. The slideshow is a great way to view photos. I have greenhouse envy.

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