Frank Rhodes suggested we send in pictures of late-winter and early spring flowers, so I hope many of you will contribute (send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org )
It’s a great chance to share with other members the flowers which we can’t actually bring in to the meetings, especially those that flower frustratingly just too late or too early for the meetings!
March 6th 2017 from Frank Rhodes
Here is Draba lasiocarpa flowering in a pan in Frank’s garden.
March 2nd 2017 from Steve and Angela Lobley
Delightful Corydalis malkensis from Steve and Angela.
February 27th 2017 from Elizabeth Hale
The bees were enjoying Elizabeth’s crocus in the Spring sunshine recently.
February 14th 2017 from Frank Rhodes
A delightful Tulipa urumiensis – purchased as T.u.Tity’s Star at our bulb sale? – growing up through Cyclamen foliage in Frank’s garden.
February 7th 2017 from Mike Powell
Thanks to Mike for some photos from his garden.
February 3rd 2017 from Lesley Baker
Autumn 2015 I bought 5 bulbs of Iris reticulata Eyecatcher, one of the new I. reticulatas bred by Alan McMurtrie. The 5 bulbs produced 5 lovely flowers. I have been very surprised – and delighted – that this year I have already had 10 flowers, and the bulbs seem to have bulked up, which is very promising.
February 1st 2017 from Frank Rhodes
This Poygala chamaebuxus was uncovered as Frank cut back the Epimedium growing over it. A lovely bright flower for a winter’s day!
January 27th Display table at our meeting last night!
There were quite a few Early Bloomers on the display table at our meeting last night – mostly Narcissi! Here are some of them.
January 26th from Lesley Baker:
End of January, and the cold weather seems to have stopped most of my plants in their tracks, but Iris unguicularis is flowering away happily, even though it’s not in a choice position! Such a joy on a cold winter’s day!
Early January from Frank Rhodes:
Here is the first picture, sent by Frank, of his Helleborus Bowles Yellow, which was given to him by Chris Brickell in 1988! That plant was thought to have come directly from Bowles himself, but may have come from Middleton House after Bowles demise. It flowers each year from early January onwards.