Peeping Through

First cab off the rank - Nerines. Nanna grew these in Adelaide.

First cab off the rank – Nerines. Nanna grew these in Adelaide.

Bulbs are always exciting and rewarding. Firstly waiting to see if anything comes up. Then waiting for the flowers (even more exciting if you are a tad undisciplined like me and don’t remember what’s been planted where). And then the next year, wondering if anything has survived from one year to the next and repeating the cycle, with the addition of seeing if they have multiplied.

Snowflake - common but one of the prettiest

Snowflake – common but one of the prettiest

Grape Hyacinth - tiny but so cute

Grape Hyacinth – tiny but so cute

It’s fitting that we have just had the shortest day of the year which means that the days will now get longer, more sun and we start slowly moving towards Spring and new growth. Last week I saw the Snowflake. This week there was the Grape Hyacinth with a bit more action and promise of things to come, as the bulbs are all starting to make their way up with the hint of flowers. Hopefully the Convent will have many more bulbs in years to come (although I also hope that much of this is from bulbs naturalising rather than me continuing to buy and plant!)

I’ll post more as the bulbs start to pay their way.

I'm told these are Sparaxis. A ready-made bonus from the Convent. Looking forward to seeing these.

I’m told these are Sparaxis. A ready-made bonus from the Convent. Looking forward to seeing these pop up throughout the front lawn.

Ummm - outside the Grotto. Maybe Hyacinths??

Ummm – outside the Grotto. Maybe Hyacinths?? Looks like quite a few bulbs are preparing to flower, not just teasing with leafy growth.

Daffodils around the new flowering Crabapple - just peeping through

Daffodils around the new flowering Crabapple – just peeping through

The Freesias - hoping for some glory here under the Catoneaster. And really want them to multiply in future years.

The Freesias – hoping for some glory here under the Catoneaster. And really want them to multiply in future years.

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