Gelli Uchaf Plant Palette – Early March

Below is the list of our favourite plants in the garden in the first half of March 2017. The idea of recording a dozen favourite plants in the garden every fortnight, came to me in mid 2016, so the whole year won’t be completed until around May 2017. I don’t tend to repeat plants that have featured in the previous fortnight, so it’s an attempt to show how there is always something new in the garden to tempt us out, whatever the weather. In early March many of winter’s flowers are at least starting to go past their best. But there are now waves of new flowers appearing quite regularly, headed by Narcissi, Peris, Camellia and other small bulbs. Spring is on its way, even if the weather sometimes let’s the show down. This is the first fortnight of the year, when one is spoiled for choice, and many fine flowering plants have missed the cut. And the nadir of late November, in our gardening year, when flowers in the garden are few and far between now seems a very long time ago.

1: Rhododendron CilpinenseFCC

2: Narcissus ‘Jetfire‘ AGM

3: Narcissus ‘February Gold‘ AGM

4: Narcissus ‘Brunswick’

5: Narcissus ‘Ice Follies‘ AGM

6: Camellia ‘Waterlily’

7: Galanthus ‘Washfield Warham’

8: Scilla bithynica

9: Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Pink Giant’

10: Iris reticulata

11: Chionodoxa forbesii

12: Ribes sanguineum