Find out what plants are brightening up the garden and grounds this month.
Fabulous flowers around the garden
Keep your eyes peeled for the contrasting yellow and blue combination of Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' and Anemone blanda which can be found near the Dairy Café.
Oemleria cerasiformis commonly known as oso berry, is smelling sweetly at the moment. This rather unassuming shrub found near Dairy Gate has small white flowers and a scent that carries in the air.
To the east of the Lady Cot (Bear's Hut), you'll find Cornus mas. This large bushy shrub adds a burst of colour in spring. Tolerant of any soil, it requires a sunny aspect. Its flowers are followed by red, cherry-like fruits.
Fritillaria imperialis will be appearing soon in the herbaceous border. Fritilaria meleagris will also make an appearance in March. This native wildflower, better known as Snakes-head fritillary, thrives in well-drained wildflower meadows with plenty of light.
Many Hellebores around the house and garden are still looking good. Helleborus × hybridus commonly known as Oriental hybrids, are very hardy and long lived. They will self-seed freely and spread year on year.
The mighty Magnolia campbellii has been flowering really well despite the recent inclement weather. Also look out for Camellia, Rhododendron and the many varieties of Narcissus (including historics) as well.
If you can't identify a certain plant or have a question, you can contact the gardeners directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are always interested to hear from people who would like to volunteer with us. If you would like to join our group of volunteers that help to maintain these beautiful grounds, please contact Rhiannon Route (Volunteer Development Manager) on 01392 883189 or at email@example.com. Alternatively, to directly discuss volunteering with one of the gardening team, contact Geoff Byers (Gardener) at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01392 883141.