That's been my general verdict on this month's flowers: though tinged with a great deal of relief that our 'false spring' in the unseasonable warmth of a couple of months ago hasn't, after all, kiboshed the real one.
Was there ever such a spring-like colour as yellow? It shines out at you wherever you look: gleams and sparkles and cheers the soul. Perhaps that's why it's so much more welcome at this time of year than, say, in mid-summer when yellow flowers just seem brash: after all, we all need a bit of cheering up after the winter.
So now is the time of the spring bulb: there isn't much else peeping out just yet. But bulbs, above all, should have the place more or less to themselves anyway: that way you can admire them without distraction, to your heart's content.
|Some of the hosts of golden daffodils |
cheering up the slope at the back of the garden at the moment
|Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'|
|Another mystery daffodil: could be 'Jetfire'?|
|Chionodoxa forbesiae (I think: lost the label. Again.)|
|...and the flower buds of the same: |
almost as exquisite as the flowers themselves
|Narcissus 'February Gold'|