The average temperature was 5.5C (last year 8.8C) with a minimum of -3.0C (-2.9C) and
maximum of 17.2C (19.6C).
There were 13 days when the temperature dropped below zero, and
last year there were just 3 frost days.
There was 17mm of rain, whereas last year there was just 5mm.
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Its the month of Tulips and Primroses and not much else.
It was a pretty cold month which has held everything back I think.
These are a mixture of 'Orange Brilliant' and 'Cape cod' tulips. Both
from 2018, so they have survived reasonably well in this
location. Some that were planted by the side of the house have
just about all gone now.
These Tulipa 'Ballade' were originally planted in 2018 and have
thrived as there are 12 here and a couple elsewhere from the original
packet of ten bulbs.
The first year I moved here I planted a bulb in the front
Every year there has been leaves, but this
is the first flower.
After the 'Ballade' tulips die back, the T. 'Ballerina' take over
the orangeness duties.
There are also some 'Peppermint stick' and
Tulipa bakerii 'Lilac Wonder'that …
First time I've grown any Erythronium, this is
Erythronium 'Pagoda', only two of the four that were planted
have come up.
I don't recall any of these when I moved here and some of them are
growing where it used to be lawn. This one is growing in the
Not sure what kind of violet they are, probably Viola riviniana.
April has started out very frosty after a warm end to March.
Never seen this before - all my tulips are drooping in the morning
with the frosts. They are straightening up again later in the day.
The average temperature was 6.8C with a minimum of -2.1C and
maximum of 18.0C.
Last year the average was 5.8C (min -3.2C, max 17.0C).
There were 3 days when the temperature dropped below zero.
But last there were 8 frost days.
So overall it was warmer and less frosty than last year.
There was 22mm of rain, whereas last year there was 24mm.
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You can compare with March last year.
Pulmonaria 'Trevi fountain'
Finally got several Anemone's growing in the main part of the
This one is Anemone blanda 'Charmer'
Doronicum 'Leonardo compact'
Another (final?) attempt at growing and keeping a Doronicum.
So far this is the best as I've at least got some flowers!
I have some Tulips that originated from a single bulb planted in 2013
in a container that has moved with me.
This year there were 8 in the original container, 2 I moved to another
and two which I planted out in
the ground which have grown well this time.
Last time I tried putting some in the ground they didn't flower and
The colour quickly fades away, but starts out quite a subtle pink
ripple on a creamy yellow.