A flower a day; January to March

Demonstrating the options for year round flowering in the garden, to benefit wildlife and provide locally produced cut flowers for vases.
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31st March - #Honesty. Spotted growing wild both in a hedgerow and in our garden on the same day. Very distinctive pretty silver seed pods in the summer and autumn. Holiday Accommodation, Local Produce, Hedgerow, Short Break, Seed Pods, Honesty, Cut Flowers, Cornwall, Catering
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31st March - #Honesty. Spotted growing wild both in a hedgerow and in our garden on the same day. Very distinctive pretty silver seed pods in the summer and autumn.
30th March - #Blackthorn. A froth of flowers perfect for pollinators, then berries for the birds (and sloe gin) in late October. Sloe Gin, Froth, January, Berries, Wildlife
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30th March - #Blackthorn. A froth of flowers perfect for pollinators, then berries for the birds (and sloe gin) in late October.
29th March - #Bluebells. These were spied at Ince Castle three days ago and are far further on in development than our own woodland ones, which have put out plenty of leaf but I don't imagine will be flowering for a few weeks. Three Days, Woodland
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29th March - #Bluebells. These were spied at Ince Castle three days ago and are far further on in development than our own woodland ones, which have put out plenty of leaf but I don't imagine will be flowering for a few weeks.
28th March; vase of flowers. #Rosemary and #Camellias. Rosemary, Flower Vases, Glass Vase
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28th March; vase of flowers. #Rosemary and #Camellias.
27th March, More spring flowers at Ince castle; anemone, daffodils, primula, scillas, bluebells. Spring Flowers, Primula, Anemone, Daffodils
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27th March, More spring flowers at Ince castle; anemone, daffodils, primula, scillas, bluebells.
26th March; #GolanthusPlicatus. I've never seen anything like these snowdrops with their long thin petals. Spotted at Ince Castle on an open day for NGS. Opening Day, Petals
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26th March; #GolanthusPlicatus. I've never seen anything like these snowdrops with their long thin petals. Spotted at Ince Castle on an open day for NGS.
24th March; #Fritillary. The first of the year, these naturalise beautifully in long grass, or among celandines and hellebores, as shown here in our winter garden. Winter Garden, Grass
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24th March; #Fritillary. The first of the year, these naturalise beautifully in long grass, or among celandines and hellebores, as shown here in our winter garden.
23rd March; #Stitchwort. A sure sign spring is here. These are the first of the season. Spring Is Here, Sign, Places, Nature
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23rd March; #Stitchwort. A sure sign spring is here. These are the first of the season.
25th March; More #Daffodils (well it is March and Easter weekend...), this time on a Cornish hedge where they really do look stunning. These are an unknown double variety. Easter Weekend, Hedges
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25th March; More #Daffodils (well it is March and Easter weekend...), this time on a Cornish hedge where they really do look stunning. These are an unknown double variety.
22nd March; #Alexanders. Bought over by the Romans as a food source (a kind of alternative to celery) Alexanders are now to be found all over coastal areas of Cornwall. I rather like them. Food Source, Romans, Celery, A Food
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22nd March; #Alexanders. Bought over by the Romans as a food source (a kind of alternative to celery) Alexanders are now to be found all over coastal areas of Cornwall. I rather like them.
21st March; a vase of spring flowers; vinca minor, pulmonaria and narcissi Rip Van Winkle. Vinca
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21st March; a vase of spring flowers; vinca minor, pulmonaria and narcissi Rip Van Winkle.
20th March; #Camellia. The Cornish gardens are full of them; reliable, hardy, and great for vases. Camellia, Hardy, Vases
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20th March; #Camellia. The Cornish gardens are full of them; reliable, hardy, and great for vases.
19th March - last of the #Snowdrops? Actually as I update this on the 27th March there are still lots at Ince Castle... see the 26th March. These are on a lane near Looe. Lane, Castle
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19th March - last of the #Snowdrops? Actually as I update this on the 27th March there are still lots at Ince Castle... see the 26th March. These are on a lane near Looe.
18th March - #RedCampion. An early showing, but not rare at this time of year. In a few weeks the lanes will be filled with red campions. 18th, Plants
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18th March - #RedCampion. An early showing, but not rare at this time of year. In a few weeks the lanes will be filled with red campions.
17th March - #Primrose time. Again no apologies for using this twice. Primrose must be one of my favourite spring flowers. And it makes a very distinctive, bright yellow, wine... How To Apologize, Primrose, Bright Yellow
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17th March - #Primrose time. Again no apologies for using this twice. Primrose must be one of my favourite spring flowers. And it makes a very distinctive, bright yellow, wine...
16th March; #Pulmonaria. This electric blue variety is very pretty. 16 March, Electric Blue, Variety
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16th March; #Pulmonaria. This electric blue variety is very pretty.
15th March; #Armandii. Evergreen climber with masses of star shaped scented flowers in February and March. Not reliably hardy. Evergreen Climbers, Star Shape, 15th, February
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15th March; #Armandii. Evergreen climber with masses of star shaped scented flowers in February and March. Not reliably hardy.
14th March; #Coltsfoot. A useful medicinal remedy in years gone by. The flowers precede the leaves. Ours in planted on a shady bank. Shady, Leaves
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14th March; #Coltsfoot. A useful medicinal remedy in years gone by. The flowers precede the leaves. Ours in planted on a shady bank.
13th March; #TreeHeather. This was photographed in late March at Ince Castle, near Saltash Cornwall, open as part of the NGS scheme. Well worth a visit. Open
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13th March; #TreeHeather. This was photographed in late March at Ince Castle, near Saltash Cornwall, open as part of the NGS scheme. Well worth a visit.
12th March - #Magnolia, tulip variety. Ours in an impressive, fast growing tree which takes some beating for impressiveness in mid to late March. Fast Growing Trees, Magnolia, Tulips, Mid
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12th March - #Magnolia, tulip variety. Ours in an impressive, fast growing tree which takes some beating for impressiveness in mid to late March.
Spring garden 11th March; hyacinth, daffodils, hellebores and more. Hyacinth, Spring Garden
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Spring garden 11th March; hyacinth, daffodils, hellebores and more.
10th March; #MahoniaAquifolium. This seems to flower later than the japonica variety, and in our garden is a little less upright and slower growing. This featured in January and is still going strong. 10 March, Japonica, Growing, Strong
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10th March; #MahoniaAquifolium. This seems to flower later than the japonica variety, and in our garden is a little less upright and slower growing. This featured in January and is still going strong.
9th March - #AlmondBlossom. No apologies for using this flower twice. It really is the loveliest of spring trees. Spring Tree, Almond Blossom, Trees
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9th March - #AlmondBlossom. No apologies for using this flower twice. It really is the loveliest of spring trees.
8th March; #Primula. Coming in all colours in garden centres from late autumn. 8th March, Late Autumn, Garden Center
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8th March; #Primula. Coming in all colours in garden centres from late autumn.
6th March; #WildStrawberry. An early one! Wild Strawberries
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6th March; #WildStrawberry. An early one!
7th March; #Hyacinth, Woodstock. Fabulous spring flowers for pots. I plant them in the borders once they've gone over, where they continue to flower for years after. Woodstock, Borders, Pots
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7th March; #Hyacinth, Woodstock. Fabulous spring flowers for pots. I plant them in the borders once they've gone over, where they continue to flower for years after.
5th March; #Ceanothus - Californian Lilac. Early to flower, great for pollinators, but not completely hardy. Fine in Cornwall, but expect to lose in a really heavy frost. Frost, Lilac
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5th March; #Ceanothus - Californian Lilac. Early to flower, great for pollinators, but not completely hardy. Fine in Cornwall, but expect to lose in a really heavy frost.
4th March; #Narcissi - Rip Van Winkle. Very pretty but rather impractical, because their heads are so heavy they fall over. Great for vases, or plant them at the top of a bank where you can appreciate the flowers. 4th March, Heavy
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4th March; #Narcissi - Rip Van Winkle. Very pretty but rather impractical, because their heads are so heavy they fall over. Great for vases, or plant them at the top of a bank where you can appreciate the flowers.
3rd March; Flowering #Currant. This shrub earns its place in the garden in March, when it is a mass of pink blossom. Pink Blossom, Shrubs
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3rd March; Flowering #Currant. This shrub earns its place in the garden in March, when it is a mass of pink blossom.
2nd March; #Comfrey. A larger type than the dward variety already mentioned. Another good early spring stalwart. Comfrey, Early Spring, Larger
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2nd March; #Comfrey. A larger type than the dward variety already mentioned. Another good early spring stalwart.
1st March; #Alkanet. Another top bee plant that just keeps on flowering. Too pretty to be just a weed or a hedgerow plant, I let this grow among the roses. Related to borage. Bees Plants, Borage, Weed
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1st March; #Alkanet. Another top bee plant that just keeps on flowering. Too pretty to be just a weed or a hedgerow plant, I let this grow among the roses. Related to borage.
29th Feb - A very early dog #Daisy. Slightly out of season, but nature is very good at keeping odd things in flower so those solitary bees make it through the winter. Solitary Bees, Make It Through, Daisy
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29th Feb - A very early dog #Daisy. Slightly out of season, but nature is very good at keeping odd things in flower so those solitary bees make it through the winter.
28th Feb - #Primrose. What not to love about this wonderful woodland and hedgerow staple. Becomes more and more impressive, peaking in late March and early April. Great for small vases too. Small Vases, French Country Cottage
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28th Feb - #Primrose. What not to love about this wonderful woodland and hedgerow staple. Becomes more and more impressive, peaking in late March and early April. Great for small vases too.
27th February; #Hebe. A stalwart with a long flowering season that the bees love. Lots of varieties to choose from. Bees, Seasons
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27th February; #Hebe. A stalwart with a long flowering season that the bees love. Lots of varieties to choose from.
26th February; #Scilla. A lovely woodland bulb, great under trees with cyclamen and narcissi. Bulb
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26th February; #Scilla. A lovely woodland bulb, great under trees with cyclamen and narcissi.
25th February; #Bellis. This cultivated daisy likes full sun and is easy to grow and readily available. 25th
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25th February; #Bellis. This cultivated daisy likes full sun and is easy to grow and readily available.
24th February; #Camellia - black tie Black Tie
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24th February; #Camellia - black tie
23rd February; #Snowdrops on a lane near Liskeard. Mid to late February is peak time for snowdrops and our Cornish lanes are full of them. As good an excuse to on the walking boots or take to two wheels as any. Walking Boots, Peak, Fields
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23rd February; #Snowdrops on a lane near Liskeard. Mid to late February is peak time for snowdrops and our Cornish lanes are full of them. As good an excuse to on the walking boots or take to two wheels as any.
February flowers; daffodils, vinca, rosemary
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February flowers; daffodils, vinca, rosemary
22nd February; #DwarfComfrey. One of the best of all bee plants. Flowering for months between December and May, the solitary bees love it. On a sunny day our clump will be covered. And being a dwarf variety it spreads in a manageable manner and doesn't take up much space. Dwarf, Spreads
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22nd February; #DwarfComfrey. One of the best of all bee plants. Flowering for months between December and May, the solitary bees love it. On a sunny day our clump will be covered. And being a dwarf variety it spreads in a manageable manner and doesn't take up much space.