The pansies are still blooming marvellous.
The Polyanthas are vibrant and gorgeous.
Two days later from the picture above and the Magnolia tree looks even more magnificent.
This is the first time I have planted Fritillaria - sometimes known as Snakes Head bulbs. It's easy to see where they got their nickname from!
Here is one opened out - they are tiny but perfectly formed.
When we moved into our house back in 1995 the garden was full of "cottage garden" type flowers and I loved it. However over time, two mini footballers and a lot of reshaping have meant that the old stock of Foxgloves, Campanula, Golden Rod, Daisies and Lupins simply disappeared. One of my favourite plants from those early years in our garden were the Aqualigias that appeared every spring. Having now persuaded Mr Daffy not to dig over this bed every spring and leave it to me, I am pleased to say that the Aqualigias have reappeared in their droves.
Here are some Aqualigias with some unknown bulbs and a Red Hot Poker in the background.
Here are some Aqualigias, with some bulbs, a daisy and sadly some weeds.
Aqualigias with a Kaffir Lily and some bulbs.
Aqualigias with Delphiniums poking through and some Siberian Wallflowers.
Aqualigias in the woodland spot with Ferns and Bergenia.