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21st April 2006


A wonderful sturdy species that is surprisingly variable in colour. In a couple of parts of the garden they have formed large colonies. This one is a seedling from 'Lily Lovell', and inherits the pale centre to the flower.

21st May 2006


This is 'Bowles Red', a seed strain with red puple flowers. I try to keep it apart from the other forms, but I don't entirely succeed.

21st May 2006


Over the years I have selected a number of very pale seedlings. This is just one of many. Pretty enough, but not worth a name.

8th April 2007




1st June 2008


This is the best of the current years crop of seedlings - one of the prettiest I have raised, but it will have to prove its vigour before I take very much interest in it!

3rd May 2009




25th May 2013


Every year I find myself in April wandering through the garden looking for the first flowers which have come to represent an end to the idea of winter and a start to summer.

11th April 2015