Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:55
I've just got around to clearing from last autumn and delighted to find a double maroon hellebore and a double yellow one - beautiful to look at but I can't remember what they were called - they came from T & M as a pack several years ago. They grow in dappled shade under a Viburnum which is just coming into flower and smells wonderful. The rest of my hellebores are under the apple trees - they self seed copiously and each year I pot up the pure white ones and the deeper pink ones, but chuck away the more nondescript ones - then I offer them to my friends when they come into flower.
The snowdrops are wonderful this year, and on sunny day the palest mauve species crocus show their faces - they love to self seed into the surrounding grass area.
I also have some double primroses I bought last year fron the GC because they were scented and they are doing well.
It's lovely to see everything starting to pop up despite the snow flurries.