Garden survey 2020

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
cyclamen  New Y
bluebell  Bud  Bud Bud
comfrey  Y Y   Y
crocus Over* Over Y Over   Over 1 left
daffodil  Y Y  bud   Y Y
elephant’s ear Y  Y   Y Over
flowering currant  Y Y   Y In bud
giant grape hyacinth   Y
grape hyacinth  Y Y Y Y   Y Y
honesty   Bud
hyacinth Y Y  Y   Y Y
miniature narcissus Y Y Y Over   Over Y
narcissus Y  Y   Y Y
Perennial cornflower Bud Bud
periwinkle Y Y Y  Y   Y Y
pink saxifrage  Y Y  Y Y
primrose  Y Y Y Y   Y Y
primula denticulata Y Y Y Y   Y Y
purple hebe   Y Y
rosemary  Y   Y Y
saxifrage (red)  Y  Y  Y   Bud Y
scilla  Y (1) Y  Y   Y Y
skimmia  Bud  Y  Y  Y   Y In bud
snowdrop Over Over Over Over   Over Over
tulip  Bud   Bud
Tulip (red&yellow)  New   Over
wallflower Y Y Y Y
winter jasmine Over Over Over Over   Over Over

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!)

Previous garden survey posts 2014 and 2015

Did you enjoy this post? By commenting you accept the terms of my Privacy Policy.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.