Sunday, 2 March 2014

Small but Cheerful

One area of the front garden is now looking much more Spring like with clumps of miniature narcissus in flower:

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Their immediate surrounding and resulting micro-climate makes a lot of difference as to how early they flower. These are in a large raised circular bed with earth round the side and deep gravel in the centre. Now the Sun is warming the gravel most days that holds a certain amount of heat over night which minimises the effect of frosty mornings. Other similar bulbs in a narrow raised bed with no gravel are well behind, only showing leaves but not even a bud yet. Both lots receive about the same amount of Sunshine.

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    1. Adrian: I've always preferred the miniature versions. The stand up to strong winds far better and seem to form larger clumps.

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    1. My favourite early Spring sight TWG.

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