Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Some Delightful Mid-Spring Blooms

Primula polyantha "Dawn Ansell" a vigorous, naturalising double primrose, perfect for a shady woodland spot.

Muscari armeniacum, or grape hyacinths, are perfectly named, because their clusters of small, bell-shaped, cobalt-blue flowers look like bunches of upside-down grapes.

Prunus domestica "Warwickshire Drooper" blossoms hint at a bountiful plum harvest in early autumn / September.
"The small birds rejoice in the green leaves returning, the murmuring streamlet winds clear thro' the vale; the primroses blow in the dews of the morning, and wild scatter'd cowslips bedeck the green dale." Robert Burns.

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