Tag: Daphne

Spring is here

At last spring is here and the garden is returning to life. The lowest winter temperature recorded on our weather station was -6c so most of our plants should have made it through.

The last few weekends have been fairly mild and so we managed to get out and cut the lawn and have a tidy of some of the flower beds.

So far we have several plants in flower including

  • Daffoldils
  • Primulas
  • Camellia
  • Hellebores
  • Crocus (just going over now)
  • Hyacinths
  • Muscari

Its always a joy to return to the garden after the winter months and appreciate the new growth and take in the beauty of nature.

One of the particular joys of gardening is the sensual nature ranging from the visual appreciation of a well manicured lawn or beautiful flower through to the multiple scents which permeate the air.

In terms of scent at this time of year the front garden is often permeated by the lovely scent from a Daphne Odora. The rear garden has a more musky scent from the foxy smell of Fritillaria Imperialis .