When the first tiny Narcissus open their buds, we know that Spring is on the way. I’ve chosen Crocus tommasinianus to accompany them – they are equally early and dainty. Two colours that work perfectly together and signal sunshine on the way.
It came up in conversation that rose beds are not interesting in winter. But have you not heard of bulbs? They make the perfect underplanting for roses, because they appear when the roses are asleep and disappear again when the roses are getting ready to bloom. We should thank the brilliant garden designers at Capel Manor for this picture – they have placed clumps of blue Crocus and Iris reticulata throughout the rose garden so there is colour throughout the borders during February and March.
And of course – everything is in bloom in summer..