Some lovely flowers around these days, though you have to go looking for them. The broad beans are starting to flower, though I believe they can take a long time to develop and ripen. Not too long, I hope, I want to grow capsicum in that pot this year.
I decided I needed a better photo of the hellebores - such a beautiful dark purple! I just wish they weren't always turned down to the ground.
And this was a surprise. Last year I planted about 8 iris reticulata and species tulips. Most of the tulips came up but only 2 of them blossomed - not enough sunlight. And all but 2 of the irises died - I think they dried out. So last year I dug up the tulip bulbs and put them in a pot, but I couldn't find the iris bulbs. Surprise! Not only did they survive, but one of them had a baby!
They are hidden away back there though. I'm going to try digging them up again this summer and putting them in a pot too. Because the species tulips are peeking out of their pot and I'm hoping for a beautiful show of flowers. Also, at least two of my three clivias have buds forming; last year only 1 blossomed. Oh and the biggest clivia, that bloomed last year, now has two babies, though they're a good 4 years or so away from flowering themselves. Such a promising time of year!