Lewisia flowering

I made a mini rockery for this Lewisia cotyledon Elise in the driest part of the garden as I was concerned that the wet conditions would not suit it.

It had a single flower stalk flowering all over the winter! Now it is a mass of flowers and there are more on the way.

It is the most striking and gorgeous plant at the moment.

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Brunnera seedling

I have two of the silvery leaved kind and a patch 'Hadsden cream' that was already there.

I've been interested in growing these from seed since I learned that the new plants are often quite similar to the parents, so I thought there might be some interesting variations.

For some reason there are a number of seedlings this year in the gravel and here is one that still has its seedling leaves. It is slightly interesting in that it has a small portion of the leaf with the silvery finish to it.

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Daffodil Katie Heath

There were some from last year, plus I planted some more for this year, mainly in the front garden.

They are quite a late flowering variety.

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Tulipa kolpakowskiana

These are the only surviving Tulipa kolpakowskiana. There were three at this location last year, and several in the back right hand corner - those ones have all gone.

So not a great variety for my garden conditions.

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Spring scene

This is the area which originally had a lot of daffodils but they have been steadily reducing since I've been here.

I've added some 'Jetfire' daffodils (yellow and orange with swept back petals) and some 'Katie Heath' which is the one with white and an pale apricot trumpet you can just about see.

The three taller all-yellow daffodils are the pre-existing ones.

There is some Muscari in the background and a Pulmonaria 'Trevi fountain' at the bottom right.

The tulips are mixed 'Triumph', these have returned for the second year.

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Epimedium

This is my Epimedium × warleyense which is flowering for the first time. Flowers are quite small and they look bigger than they are in this picture.

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Tulip 'Cape cod'

These 'Cape cod', like the 'Orange brilliant' are on their third year. Their survival is more mixed. The ones by the side of the house have gone, or at least not flowered - there are a few leaves. The ones in the main garden as you see below are doing fine.

It seems that the leaves are very prone to being eaten.

Oh and although these are supposed to be 'Cape Cod' they look different to all the pictures on the internet which have a lot more orange in them as a stripe up the center of the petals.

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