11th March 2021

Avalanche - March 2021

This week I managed to squeeze some time in for a photo shoot in my back garden. It was a bright sunny day, with little to no wind, but it was still very chilly.

My first port of call was to a patio pot containing these Daffodil (Narcissus) 'Avalanche' blooms. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that they were originally purchased for summer blooming, but they now appeared to be quite happy popping up during the wintertime.

Grape Hyacinth - March 2021

Next, I found a small clump of Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) growing in a raised bed. I hadn't realised they were there until I cut down a large Buddleia bush last week, so they were a nice surprise.

Silky Petals - March 2021

The purple petals of these Crocus blooms are always a joy to find as they always look silky smooth when viewed in full sun.

Winter Honeysuckle - March 2021

My very small Winter Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) bush was still producing flowers, and was definitely spurring me on to get it either re-potted or planted up in the garden somewhere.

Pink Hellebore - March 2021

Hellebores (Helleborus orientalis) are probably the most showy flowers in the garden at the moment, and this lovely pink variety of 'Double Ellen' was certainly putting on a show.

Hellebores - March 2021

Meanwhile I'd discovered a whole clump of white 'Double Ellen' blooms hiding away in a pot beneath the Buddleia bush that I'd cut down.

Behind the Petals - March 2021

It wasn't only the front of the flowers that could look pretty either, as the rear of the blooms were quite attractive too.

Budding Tulip - March 2021

It wouldn't be long before the Tulips (Tulipa) arrived, and I was looking forward to seeing which ones had survived the wet end to the summer and autumn last year.

Hairy Ears - March 2021

Finally, I couldn't help notice that this Midge (Chironomidae) had some very hairy ears!

So this week I went with Avalanche as my Image of the Week simply because it was nice to see the blooms cascading down their flower stalks, a bit like an avalanche...