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An early spring garden walk in Wales…

Located in Southerndown in the Vale of Glamorgan, Slade is protected from the coastal breezes by a native woodland and in early February the garden begins to emerge from its winter slumber. Garden owner and Glamorgan County Organiser, Rosamund Davies, walks us through the early spring flowers and hopes to welcome visitors when they open again in April.

More about the spring flowers

The snowdrops and Leucojum (the taller glossier Winter Snowflake) are becoming well established in the garden. Starting from just a few plants, Rosamund divides the snowdrops in the green and replants them throughout the garden. Likewise, the Leucojum, which began as six plants, are divided and replanted once they have flowered. It doesn’t take long to establish plants but patience plays a big part. The Winter Aconite, planted two years ago, is beginning to get established, dotting the ground with its bright yellow flowers.

 

The plants in the video include:

Latin Name / Common Name

Galanthus / Snowdrop
Leucojum Vernum / Winter Snowflake
Hellebore / Hellebore
Eranthis Hymelis / Winter Aconite
Scilla bifolia / Scilla

For a taste of things to come at Slade watch our virtual visit from last spring when the tulips were at their best How do your tulips grow… – National Garden Scheme (ngs.org.uk)

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