The flowers are part of my guerrilla gardening activities and because the land right by us is woodland cum hedgerow, my planting is simple and mainly of spring flowers. The picture shows part of the footpath leading down to the path running next to our house and the local brook. I've used daffodils and Muscari, the latter reviled by many for their tendency to spread, but planted by me for their resilience. The dreadful ground left by the builders is keeping them in check.
I'm rather pleased by the way the Pulmonaria is spreading itself down the path. These were originally tiny pieces given to me by my friend Lu which I planted a couple of springs ago. As seems to be happening so often these days that spring was a dry one and I thought they wouldn't survive. But they have, despite my not watering them and I love seeing the bees out visiting for an early season's feed.
At the weekend I was out there again, planting out a spare hellebore left over from from the batch J gave me, which I was able to split into several new plants. I also planted some more Pulmonaria (also divided) and some foxgloves. These are rescued self-seeded plants from the gravel path in my back garden.
I've done nothing to look after my guerrilla garden apart from the initial planting and it's rewarding my tough love by blooming every spring. Soon the folks from the local care home will be coming along the path to admire my handiwork. Little do they know I can hear their cries of pleasure when they see the daffodils I've planted amongst the trees. It's an annual treat for them and for me to hear them whilst I'm out working in my garden :)
* = currently in blossom, so here's hoping we don't get a blackthorn winter.
Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.