We had high hopes for a good display of spring flowers this Spring after all the planting in Autumn last year.
The bulbs did make a show, each in turn, but despite a mild winter, none of the blossoms lasted very long – so the impact was muted.
The Snowdrops had a good year – particularly by the dead hedging on the end of the hedgerow by the car park. The effect of more light and less competition was magical.
The crocuses appeared but were soon gone – so we did not event get a good picture this year. The Winter Aconites under the limes showed up over a number of weeks – we counted 50 + sets of flower – but next year they should all come out together and be more impressive.
We added more squills under the trees beside the main car park but their display was very muted – they were there – we counted over 50 sets of flowers but again we hope that the second year display will be better.
The good news is the display of daffodils which were in flower from March to the end of April – a good show.