Spring at Doddington Place, Kent
As regular readers of this blog know I hardly ever write about my garden. There are plenty of other scribes writing about their triumphs or disappointments in their own plots. This month I have decided to make an exception as there is so much that is looking good at the moment, largely thanks to the hard work of @dodheadgardener, @posy37 and David Breakall. In the woodland garden, first established in the 1960s there are a wide variety of daffodils, some garish, some subtle and some very overbred laden down with endless petaloids. There are also several camellias which I can’t help adding to each year. I find the perfectly shaped flowers irresistible akin to the exquisitely whorls of a shell.
And of course lots of hellebores which give pleasure for weeks.
In the Sunk Garden this year we hve planted the four beds around the pond with a colourful mix of hyacinths and daffodils from Verver Export in Holland found for us by garden designer, Kirsty Knight Bruce.
I picked a single or a couple of examples of all the different daffodils out on the 13th March and grouped them together on our dining room table.
If I were more disciplined I would constantly be updating this tableaux as new varieties are opening daily.