Tag: Narcissus

A duo of early flowering dwarf Daffs

Distinctive shapes characterise Narcissus cyclamineus,and N. bulbocodium; one elongated trumpet with the perianth reflexed back, elongating the flower and the other a bulbous petticoat. Both ideally suited to…

Forsythia x. intermedia 'Karl Sax'. Photo by Tony Garn

Mini and maxi – blasts of yellow

Narcissus minor; one of the compact members of the genus is always a reliable species to flower. Preferring an open position in full sun it is flowering in…

Alpine House, 5th March 2010. Photo by Tony Garn

A spring bouquet

Quite refreshing to appreciate a week of settled weather since the turn of the month. This bright sun has brought glasshouse temperatures into double figures and pushed on…

Decomposing leaf with cellulose much reduced and reducing lignin

Spring bulbs and leaf mould

Spring bulbs are making their presence known; the Crocus cultivars are in flower on the west slope from Inverleith House and at the east gate. Groups of Narcissus…

Elspeth plunging alpines for display in the sand bed

An alpine odyssey

This week has brought lengthening days, warmth from the sun and bud burst from many of the dormant clumps of herbaceous plants throughout the Garden – all signs…

Narcissus

Highlights: 2.4.07

The magnolias continue to impress. The following three white-flowered species are on the east side of the Copse: M. stellata from Japan, Honshu M. denudata from Eastern China…