Lockdown Gallery 21- week 5

March 29th to April 4th

Well, we hoped it wouldn’t be needed, but spring ’21 is here and lockdown is still a part of our lives!

Over the coming weeks, I hope you will enjoy sharing your garden pictures with fellow WYHPS members (and anyone else who wants to see them) until the day comes when we can visit each other’s gardens again.

Weather: Starts very warm, but turns cool for the Easter weekend

Brian Denison sends a good selection for his first contribution of 2021

Judith Ladley is guarding her precious Trillium this week

Ruth Baumberg has a very unusual primrose

Here’s Liz Hall’s first pictures of the new season, taken, she says, between the showers!

Diane Rawnsley’s first showing includes some impressive Hepaticas and a selection of Hellebores

And there’s been a bit of sunshine in the Hackett garden this week – we don’t get much before the Equinox!

Lockdown Gallery 21- week 4

March 22nd to March 29th

Well, we hoped it wouldn’t be needed, but spring ’21 is on the way and lockdown is still a part of our lives!

Over the coming weeks, I hope you will enjoy sharing your garden pictures with fellow WYHPS members (and anyone else who wants to see them) until the day comes when we can visit each other’s gardens again.

Weather: High pressure continues for another cool, quiet week

Ann Fritchley leads the way this week, with a little help in pellet form

Sue Gray’s submission includes another little beauty from David Barnes’ garden

Ruth Baumberg says “Well Spring has duly sprung; lots in flower but Iris unguicularis is 5 months later than last winter! The primroses are seeding everywhere including the lawn edges.

Maggie Sugden has found a few more flowers for us this week too

And to round off week 4, Judi Barton has a mystery plant for us to identify. She says “I think I planted this but can’t remember where I got it … does anyone recognise this leaf which has persisted through winter. There are shoots emerging nearby. I wonder – could that be a hepatica?

Mystery leaf

Lockdown Gallery 21- week 3

March 16th to March 21st

Well, we hoped it wouldn’t be needed, but spring ’21 is on the way and lockdown is still a part of our lives!

Over the coming weeks, I hope you will enjoy sharing your garden pictures with fellow WYHPS members (and anyone else who wants to see them) until the day comes when we can visit each other’s gardens again.

Weather: High pressure returns for a cool, quiet week

Judith Ladley has a basket that just demands new plants to fill it

Amanda Fincham needs some naming ideas for her delightful Daphnes

Ruth Baumberg is back with another treat for the galanthophiles – including that quilted beauty we saw before

Maggie Sugden has found a few flowers for us, but says ‘Everyone’s waiting for some sun!

Lockdown Gallery ’21- week 2

March 8th to March 15th

Well, we hoped it wouldn’t be needed, but spring ’21 is on the way and lockdown is still a part of our lives!

Over the coming weeks, I hope you will enjoy sharing your garden pictures with fellow WYHPS members (and anyone else who wants to see them) until the day comes when we can visit each other’s gardens again.

Weather: Starts showery, but becomes wet and windy during midweek

Here’s Ann Fritchley’s first contribution of the new year, starting with a welcome re-appearance

Sue Gray is back again – with a ferny question…

Lockdown Gallery ’21- week 1

March 1st to March 7th

Well, we hoped it wouldn’t be needed, but spring ’21 is on the way and lockdown is still a part of our lives!

Over the coming weeks, I hope you will enjoy sharing your garden pictures with fellow WYHPS members (and anyone else who wants to see them) until the day comes when we can visit each other’s gardens again.

Weather: Cold and dry

The Lockdown Gallery’s first contributor of the season is Amanda Fincham, who reminds us that snow was not so long ago!

Sue Gray steps up next

I’m delighted to welcome Ruth Baumberg to the ’21 Gallery. She brings some fine Hellebores – and the ultimate ‘Drop of Desire…a dimpled beauty!

There’s not much to see in the Hackett garden this week, but I’ve found a few early blooms

Maggie Sugden offers a strange looking snowdrop