• Woodland Wonders

    9th April 2014In The GardenStephanie Donaldson
    1. Erythronium
    2. Bluebell – I suspect a hybrid between the wild bluebell and its Spanish cousin, both of which are in the garden. Spot the difference.
    3. Primose
    4. Tulipa Sylvestris – the wild tulip
    5. Wood Anemone and Celandine (the prettiest weed in the garden)

    Although it is something of an exaggeration to call the area beneath the tulip tree a woodland, the dappled shade it creates and the gentle slope make it a perfect habitat for plants that like these conditions. Over the years I have added many layers of shredded bark that have created the damp humus-rich soil they like, so now I find they are self-seeding and spreading around with little intervention from me. I do love spring’s woodland plants.