Monday, 26 March 2018

In A Vase On Monday - Short But Sweet

Afternoon Everyone,

I've just spent a very happy hour or so pottering in the garden. The summer jasmine 'Beesianum'  was a bit unruly so it's now been clipped back and a clematis, I think this one is 'Barbara Dibley'  - already sending out fresh shoots - needed a tidy up too. I also sorted out some pots, swapping the winter for spring flowering ones. It's still chilly but it was pleasant working in the sunshine. As a treat I picked a bunch of miniature daffodils to put on my writing desk.
I can't be sure what varieties these short but sweet daffodils are - the labels have long gone - but I think these could be a mix of  'Tete-a-Tete' and 'Minnow'. They were both bought in pots in previous years and transplanted into the garden after they had finished flowering. There are now several clumps scattered around the borders and proved to be the only splash of colour during the unexpected cold snap we experienced recently. The two blue inkwell style vases, a charity shop find, are the perfect container for these tiny daffodils - guaranteed to cheer up any desk.
The pots of Pagoda Lilies, Erythronium, have shoots showing so I've replaced the hellebores that were going over. The blue flower is Iris reticulata 'Little Pixie'.

To see many more lovely floral displays pop over to Rambling in the Garden where Cathy hosts In A Vase On Monday.

Happy gardening to you all.


Tina Z. said...

such a lovely post and beautiful daffodils!
hugs xx

Donna said...

So many sweet spring blooms to bring a smile to my face...thank you Elizabeth!

Anonymous said...

The blue inkwell style vases are perfect for these miniature daffs and good to see your promising pots as well. It won't be long before it warms up and your garden will quickly catch up

Kris Peterson said...

The sweet little flowers show that spring is off to a good start in your garden, Elizabeth!

AlisonC said...

How lovely to be able to get out and garden. It seems to be stop start here. Daffodils and Iris are so cheerful and the sunshine is very welcome.