In various posts on my Sue’s Trifles blog, I have expressed the intention to post the results of my garden survey each year. This is one thing, which I haven’t remembered to do. In fact I seem to have neglected to do this for the last few years! However I still have the records, which I can summarise here.
Like everyone else I am spending more time than usual at home and in the garden. Having carried out my usual survey on 31 March, I am posting the results here along with some photos from March this year.
For comparison (and ease of editing the table!) the 2015 results are on the right. In 2019* the record was made on 30 March. Over the years a few plants have vanished – tulipa tarda, heather and wallflowers all appeared on the 2015 compilation. (New plants are not in alphabetical order, but replace lost ones!) I deleted some spare rows, before I remembered that holly is also in bud. (Note to self: learn how to edit a table!)
Y indicates that Yes, a species is in flower. Bud and over need no explanation.
|Plant 31 March||2016||2017||2018||2019*||2020||2015|
|flowering currant||Y||Y||Y||In bud|
|giant grape hyacinth||Y|
Elephant’s ears are Bergenia – their leaves are very large, hence the common name.
Giant grape hyacinths are Puschkinia scilloides or a similar plant. (Not grape hyacinths at all and more like Scilla. This is how wrong information is passed on!)