Round the garden in 80 days #18

Sadly, but as I’d half expected, I couldn’t squeeze in any work in the garden today. I did, however, have enough time for a walk round in order to take a couple of shots of the flowers which have recently emerged.

First up are the dwarf lilies which I knew would flower again in the autumn. The lilies haven’t been so prolific this year in comparison with last, covering less of the water’s surface. I assume this had something to do with the weather. In any case, the flowers suggest nothing is truly amiss.
In comparison with the lilies, I hadn’t expected to see primroses quite this early. Aren’t they more of a winter flower?

Due to moving the Green Johanna and digging out the mint in the same area at the back of the garden, I lost a lot of primroses last year. So, I am very pleased to see one appearing here, especially as I can see it from the house.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #18

  1. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I have never seen a primrose at this time of year before! They usually come in spring and I consider February unusually early. Presumably whatever it is about day length and / or temperature pattern which triggers flowering is happening now – maybe because it is particularly mild.

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