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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Corydalis

10 March 2011 15:59:16
Corydalis solida

Corydalis solida

It isn't very nice today. A bit windy and with light showers.

I got one bed sorted and think it a good day's work, considering the unpleasant weather out there.

I noticed so many flowers opening - Corydalis, Arabis, my first tulip and the main daffodils.

And I also saw things popping up - Fritellaria, Erythronium and the main Chinodoxa.

I am very pleased with the Corydalis. I bought 100 Corydalis solida bulblets last autumn. Normally quite expensive, I went for a deal of 100 baby bulbs, thinking that I could wait a year or two for flowers. I am delighted to see that I have some flowers already this year. What a welcome sight.


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Cloncaw Cloncaw 10 March 2011 16:07:59

Good days work as it really is not that nice sun followed by heavy downpours of rain and very gusty wind battering the garden


LindaB LindaB 10 March 2011 16:26:03

Very nice Rachel, 100 of them should make a good show in a year or 2.


J.D. J.D. 10 March 2011 16:30:20

Don't know Corydalis bulbs. I have Corydalis flexuosa and the flowers are the same colour. Gosh you're very patient to wait.....


Rachel Rachel 10 March 2011 16:51:51

Yes, Geraldine, not a nice day.

My thoughts exactly, Linda.

They're all bulbs, Jacinta. But you can buy them already growing in a pot if you like.


J.D. J.D. 10 March 2011 18:20:58

Didn't know that. Thanks for that.


fran m fran m 10 March 2011 19:35:42

Great to see all this colour bursting out, enjoy.


Hoeys Hoeys 10 March 2011 19:40:59

nice colours. was not a great day as well. 


Lìga Lìga 12 March 2011 10:29:05

Good you have pink colour too there,never belive that them little ones will flower this year.My friend sent me corydalis malkensis seeds,must sow them.And i have first tulip out side too:))

  My erythronium'Pagoda' have couple flower stems,how much i could see,so soon we will have nice show of spring colours.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 12 March 2011 22:47:33

Love your photos in the March albun and the photos of the trees at Jimi Blakes. Some work in putting out all that mulch. The corydalis was great to have flower so soon. Mary 


Rachel Rachel 13 March 2011 11:37:44

Thanks for the Corydalis compliments. I look forward to many more flowers in years to come.


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