Feb 17th, 2013
Because, I have inherited my garden I have little idea what’s planted in it – the ornamental part of it anyway. At the moment I am being constantly surprised by what’s popping up in both the front and the side garden. The side of the house is a bit unruly and so lots of the plants there go unnoticed by me until they do something spectacular. The latest gem to arrive is this gorgeous, tiny carpet of Crocuses. They are everywhere.
They’re all the same colour and when the sunlight comes in horizontally at the end of the day it illuminates the swathes of them along the driveway. If you sit right next to them, like I did for this photo, you can see the veins in the petals. So small, so delicate but yet Winter hardy. It almost seems impossible.
But for now they are cheering me on my way and letting me know that Spring is just around the corner.