On Wednesday I did a pic of my Alstroemeria that has already started its spring push, and to be honest I was a little annoyed and concerned. Well… Now it appears that the rest of my garden is following suit!
To start with it appears that my old Aquilegia is bursting. Not only my older one but the Black Barlow is also pushing, too!
This seems to be a thing now. Last year the winter was really mild and although we have had some cold days and nights its still been a very mild winter.
My Azalea is also sprouting leaves already. Not only on the stem but also from the base, too!
These are not that hardy a plant so if anything gets a knockback from late frosts/snow it will be these guys.
Next up is my Rose. Last week I wasn’t worried about all the buds that were on it. In fact I was quite happy when I saw them all. But now I see that a fair few of them have opened up I’m a little more wary of how they will survive. Roses tend to be fairly hardy… But even so, this is too early!
On a lighter point my Lavender is also putting out new growth. Now, I’m not going to lie. I’m not worried about this one at all. Lavender is a tough old bird and can handle most UK winters without problems. I only included this to show that many types of plant are thinking it’s spring.
Now we get to the bulbs. Yep. I have a few of these showing already!
The one above is a clump of Tulips. I think they are Tulips… They look like Tulips! Anyway, whatever they are, they are already showing their faces, as is one of my Alliums, a couple of Hyacinths, a couple of Daffies and something… I’m not entirely sure what it is… But I do remember planting bulbs there last year!
No signs of the smaller bulbs yet. No Crocus, Uva-vulpsis and no glory of the snow. But then I’m fine with that because it’s too damn early for them!
And this now reminds me to replace the garden map I managed to lose earlier last year, that I forgot to do later that year, even though I really did intend to do it… Because I’m an idiot. *sigh*