There wasn’t a lot that made it through the harsh winter of 2013. That vicious wind, relentless rain and violent storms took their toll. So when a load of bulbs starting popping up in the rather dull and empty flower beds in March I was intrigued. They turned out to be these, pretty and prolific little starflowers (Iperion uniflorum) . Spring had arrived.
My birthday present magnolia bloomed early too, beautiful in its carefully planted up pot.