Langdale Spring 2016

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'Spring this year at Langdale was filled with colour.

The daffodils started flowering back in December and continued in succession until early May.  The naturalised crocus, daffodils and snake’s head fritillaries in Sally’s patch continue to increase and put on a real show for us.  We tend to think of the dogwoods as providing winter colour, and so they do, but they too continue their show well into spring.Tulipa sprengerii  The glowing stems of Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ and the delicate blossom of Prunus japonica at the top of the Woodland Garden made a stunning combination (left).

We simply cannot have too many tulips.  As well as having them in most of the borders and a glorious self-seeding colony of the species tulip Tulipa sprengerii running through the Woodland Border, we have many pots of tulips around the garden too.  For sheer simplicity, colour and impact, they really do take some beating.  Just take 3 small pots of mixed tulips (right), position them somewhere near your front door and get ready to have your days brightened and your heart gladdened!