Somewhat coincidentally, I've just been out in the gardens of Castlette DeVice taking some photos of some of the blooms and new growth, and what do I find upon opening up the blog to deposit them all in? A timely reminder from The Very Mistress for all of us Infomaniac Bitches to prepare for her Seventh Annual Garden Photos Event!
Well, without further ado, may I present a much more comprehensive (and better, in my opinion) selection of triffids and such than the last lot. And, may I say, the ferns are not quite as scary/vulgar-looking as Dinahmow's cyclone-surviving ferns...
|Gorgeous new growth colour from a fern behind the|
|Another fern at the back of the garden. This one I appropriated from the woods behind the Castlette a couple of years ago.|
|Rheum palmatum bursting forth|
|Another small fern at the top of the |
|A type of Asplenium fern in the shade of newly sprouting Gunnera manicata|
|This Saxifrage is spreading out nicely around the pond|
|A violet growing under a miniature rose|
|Slightly behind Jon's early bloomers, here are the earliest flowering aquilegias of Castlette DeVice|
|Agapanthus (with Aquilegia and Creeping Jenny) - They'd better flower this year!|
|Overwintered in the greenhouse, this is the only pot of Echeveria that haven't had all their roots and stems devoured by woodlice and the like.|
|The first bluebells|
|This elaborate double-flowered Narcissus smells absolutely heavenly! Better than Hyacinths|
|And finally, a better look at my favourite paperwhite daffs|
All these photos were taken with Phone rather than Camera and, I must say, have come out much better and are far less hassle to get onto the 'pooter.