|Crocus angustifolia in the orangery|
Gibside sparkled like new under the blue sky and warming light that seem to have been borrowed from a dream of the perfect spring day. Our plants have responded in kind, opening their buds that had been tightly pursed for the last week, to revel in the warmth. Crocus in particular have been stretching their petals into goblets tailor-made to fill up with the liquid light.
Spring, perhaps, belongs to bulbs, and who would argue against Crocus angustifolia stealing the show with its golden glow?
|Crocus Whitewell Purple in the walled garden|
|our first daffodils|
|Chionodoxa luciliae in the orangery|
|the vagrant Anemone blanda|
This week's predicted run of halcyon days is sure to stir even more of our beautiful bulbs into bloom ... why not come and enjoy them in the sunshine.
|stars of Scilla siberica|