The mild winter so far has rushed the snowdrops into flower. The display will be at its peak for the next 2 weeks. Not only are there swathes of the tall Atkinsii in the wild garden but delicious clumps of ‘specials’ under the shrubs. Joining them are eranthis (winter aconites), cyclamen coum and the first of the crocus. Soon the reticulate iris will come into flower.
Daphne bohlua is scenting the garden along with Viburnum fragrantissima, winter sweet and sarcocca. The Hamamelis have joined the camellias in the woodland.
We are still working on our new S African display bed to house a collection of Agapanthus, kniphofias, gladiolus, nerines, eucomis etc etc.
Do call in and help a very worthy cause. We have now broken the £5k mark!! Thank you so much! The main snowdrop display will be mid Jan-February. Do call us if you need more information.
In the nursery the iris unguicularis are flowering like mad. Our own white primrose Taigetos is starting its wonderful display.We are busy lifting Crocosmia & Eucomis for the spring sales and dividing the Agapanthus. etc. Winter flowering daffodils are starting in the tunnel.