In one of the troughs appeared a Chionodoxa. It has two buds as yet. I have no idea how it got there, but such surprises are always gladsome, particularly after a winter like this, when many bulbs have died (frosted, rotted and so on). I have in another pot some Chionodoxa but they have had no flowers for many years already.
The Androsace carnea brigantiaca flowers have opened. Seeds from the SRGC seed exchange.
|the first two flowers of Primula marginata|
Some Tulipa dasystemon bulbs had also rotted, but the remaining three are flowering heroically: