Alliums are just so photogenic – even the seed heads and their shadows! This is the seed head of Allium christophii, previously featured here.
Tag: spring flowering
These are the shrubs and plants that flower in the spring – flowering usually during the the months of March, April or May.
After the deluge the sun came out! Everything was weighed down from the rain, including the Rowan tree with its masses of berries which are ripening fast and it’s still only July!
The Sorbus is also known as mountain ash as well as Rowan and in English folklore is said to have magical properties and gives protection against witches.
Nigella is a popular cottage garden plant, which self-seeds prolifically. They are usually blue, white or pink, but cross-pollination will give you some interesting combinations. With its airy foliage surrounding the flower, you can see why this flower gets the name ‘Love in a Mist’. Don’t dead-head the flowers when they have finished flowering, as the seed heads are beautiful in their own way, plus you will get lots more plants for free next year!
The old saying “Ne’er cast a clout till May be out” actually refers to the blossom of the Hawthorn, known as May blossom, rather than the month of May. Suggesting that if it is warm enough for the blossom to flower, it is warm enough to lose some winter clothes. It’s still a bit chilly here at the moment though! The blossom on the Hawthorn or Crataegus monogyna is absolutely stunning this year and the scent filled the air this morning.