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This entry: 19 April 2017 by Ross Barbour

Too much chocolate

We had our first Garden opening for Spring last Friday, its the first time the Picton Garden has opened at this time of year for a very long time.

There was a lot to do to get it ready and there is still a lot to do, but everyone seemed to enjoy it.

 

We have removed some of the old overgrown stuff and cut a few things hard back. It'll take time too fill in again but sometimes you just gotta do these things even if it seems a little extreme.

Maggie was supposed to be brushing the flag stones!

Tulipa 'Brown Sugar'

We love Tulips, they add a marvellous splash of colour and energy to the Spring garden.

Tulipa anadroma

Some of the species are very cute and so easy.

Tulipa anadroma

Tulipa anadroma

Tulipa montana Yellow Form

Tulipa montana var. chrysantha

We have this lovely sandy area right up at the far end of the garden where we grow these wonderful bulbs. I believe it was once planted up as a rose garden but we have been calling it the Winter garden. I think in the future it will be know as the Bulb garden as we plant more of these gorgeous treasures.

The Acer glade is lovely at this time of year. The Acers and other trees and shrubs are just breaking into leaf showing speckled colours of pink, red and orange. Underneath this collage like effect are lots of small woodland gems coming into leaf and flower.

The Faerie folk have moved into this part of the garden.

Jeffersonia dubia

Jeffersonia dubia

Anemone ranunculoides 'Roosi'

Anemone ranunculoides 'Roosi'

Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty' and Onocle

Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty' and Onocle Primula 'Dawn Ansell'

Primula 'Dawn Ansell'

Erythronium dens-canis 'Harlequin'

Erythronium dens-canis 'Harlequin'

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