We've had a very wet, but also quite mild winter. That, combined with some fine, sunny and - for the time of year - quite warm weather has really brought out some early spring flowers. Even my Magnolia 'Raspberry Ice' has been hurried into opening its buds - though the main display is still a few days away. Even the few flowers that are open look better against a bright blue sky after the leaden heavens that have been commoner this year.
|Magnolia 'Raspberry Ice'|
|Camellia 'Cornish Snow'|
|Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'|
Pale blue Muscari armenaicum 'Valerie Finnis' I much prefer to the commonplace dark blue grape hyacinth that seems to be in every garden around me. It's just beginning to open. Another few days and it will be in full flower.
|Muscari 'Valerie Finnis'|
As ever, my thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day meme. Head over there to see what's flowering in many more gardens round the world.