Spring is in the Air
The Ephorbia mellifera was hit by frost two weeks ago and was looking very sorry for itself but today it’s full of healthy pinkish-brown flower buds ready to fill the air with the scent of honey in May.
My favourite evergreen the woodland spurge Euphorbia robbiae has colonised the ground under the beech hedges. Acid green flowers emerge from dark green rosettes and will flower until June/July – simply gorgeous.
The primrose Primula vulgaris is such a sweet flower with the loveliest nature surviving frost and rain to bloom this month. It’s in the wild border in the garden where I hope it will spread. It’s mingling with some handsome foxgloves not yet in flower.
A lovely gardener gave me some snowdrops in the green and I’ve separated them and planted clumps under the Amelanchier shrubs to add interest in the wild border.