Massed Effects of Flowers in the Spring Garden
SPRING GARDEN – MASSED EFFECTS OF FLOWERS
DAFFODILS ANNOUNCE the arrival of spring. Whether in the wild or in the garden their assertive trumpets capture the imagination and bring cheer to the darkest of days.
Narcissus poeticus – The pheasant’s eye is beautifully scented. 45cm/1.5ft
♦ Remove dead heads after flowering but leave foliage to die dawn.
Narcissus ‘Hawera’ – Many bulbs are well suited to growing in gravel. Here ‘Hawera’ enjoys the good. 45cm/1.5ft
Muscari neglectum – Dense spikes of blue typify the grape hyacinth which is tolerant of most situations. 10-15cm/4-6in
Aubrieta deltoidea – A carpeter to spill over walls or paths. Cut back hard after flowering. 5 x 45cm/2in x 1 x 1½ ft
Myosotis – No spring border should be without die much loved forget-me-not. Allow it 10 seed at will. 15 x 30cm/6in x 1ft
Alyssum saxatile will brighten the rock garden with its yellow. 15 x 30cm/6in x 1ft
Arabis caucasica – A profusion of white flowers over evergreen foliage. Good for difficult spots. 15 x 30cm/6in x 1ft
Cheiranthus – The heady fragrance of wallflowers is one of the many joys of spring. 30cm x 30cm/1 x 1ft