Is it too early to call it Spring?

hellebore

Sadly, it’s not really Spring yet is it?  We’ve not yet even had St. Valetine’s Day but the ‘Spring Garden’ here at Wharf House is already beginning to perform.  This gorgeous double hellebore is ‘Double Ellen White’.  Hellebores are the most important plant in our garden at this time of the year, supplemented by drifts of snowdrops, a few clumps of early crocus and cyclamen.  Most of the hellebores are of the common, self-seeded pinky-mauve variety.  Last year though, we bought some named varieties, sold as tiny plugs, which we grew on in the nursery bed and planted out in the autumn. ‘Ellen’ is one of these purchases and it’s immensely satisfying to see her doing so well.

 

 

2 Responses to “Is it too early to call it Spring?”

  1. Brian Skeys Says:

    Spring arrives when the birds are singing the plants are flowering the sun is shining and we have a spring in our step.

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