Just to bring you up to date … more hellebores, a crocus or three, bright primroses and the first of a galaxy of irises …

Just to bring you up to date, though by way really of a few galleries rather than long descriptions and horticultural diversions. If I have time, I'll do more I promise! In the meantime, a collection of plants that you might find in a garden centre near you - and if you are lucky, in…

White, yellow, pink – three colours Spring

Pure white crocus, streaked with lilac and tufts if egg-yolk-gold Narcissus Jetfire, a strong sturdy, early narcissus, excellent for naturalising in grass. Primroses coming to the party now too - all manner of colours but I always revert to these more natural tones, if not the original species. Coronilla valentina glauca Citrina - compact evergreen…