Signs of Spring 2022

dunnyrail

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So surprised this has been posted so late this year, Acenits and Snowdrops now done. Dafs almost finished but as ever there are some more delights in the garden. So here are 3 of my favourites in no particular order.

This is a sort of London Pride that appears to do well in my garden in full sun or full shade. Where it is in full sun the roots are shaded so that may be a significant help. But this pic shows the ones in full shade giving a lovely if not to scale show.
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The next two are quite small so could live near the railway.

The first is an unusual Black Leaf Celendine that definitely needs full shade so does not appear near the railway as there is no soil in a suitable place.
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Finally a little blue one that is extremely rampant in a neighbours front garden, it is a bit fussy about where it wants to grow. Full sun ok but must be poor gravelled soil. A little cracker if you have the right conditions, sorry do not know its name.
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That first plant (London Pride like) is a Bergenia or elephants ears. We have it as well and it can survive in almost any condition from damp to almost desert.

That little blue flower looks like a Scilla, very nice.

Paul
Finally a little blue one that is extremely rampant in a neighbours front garden, it is a bit fussy about where it wants to grow. Full sun ok but must be poor gravelled soil. A little cracker if you have the right conditions, sorry do not know its name.
 

dunnyrail

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That first plant (London Pride like) is a Bergenia or elephants ears. We have it as well and it can survive in almost any condition from damp to almost desert.

That little blue flower looks like a Scilla, very nice.

Paul
Ah thanks, think Scilla is what my neighbour called it when I bagged them a year ago.