Cases of manure contamination are still cropping up see here so it's still important to take care when acquiring supplies. This is especially important in areas where Forefront weedkiller is available.
Garden Direct are offering a range of autumn plug plants
Monday, March 25
What I call the bird bath bed is situated close to the area where the hellebores and snowdrops are planted. If you look closely you can just see them in the background.
This photo taken by hanging outside an upstairs window (what lengths I go to just to get photos for this blog) gives a better idea of the relative position.
The bed is close to a downstairs house window and so it is another area where in spring the focus is the colour provided by bulbs. By now I would have expected the crocuses to be fully open, some of the dwarf tulips to be flowering and to have a display of various dwarf narcissi but at the moment this year only the tête à tête are making an effort. Maybe the wet conditions combined with additional watering from splashing birds has been just too much for some bulbs.
I'm not sure that we will see much of the crocuses but maybe with a bit of encouragement from the sun the other bulbs may decide to show their faces.
Posted by Sue Garrett at 10:00 am