Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Anemone blanda 'White Splendour'

The best results in gardening are achieved, sometimes, purely by accident. One such 'accident' was seen in the orchard when the colour of the two tulips matched the apple blossom, see blog entry 18th April 2011 'Accident Or By Design', well it has happened again.
On the Nuffield lawn, under the flowering cherry tree, is a mounded area of rough grass that was in need of some colourful intervention. The bulb chosen to achieve this was the wood anemone, Anemone blanda 'White Splendour' and last October Ali planted 100 of them under the watchful eyes of the resident squirrels. The next day, returning to the site, a number of holes had appeared and it was thought that the squirrels had dug them all up.

As can be seen from the photograph above, the squirrels were unsuccessful and there is a wonderful display of wood anemone under the cherry tree. The accident, the large white, daisy like flowers of the anemone have a pink flushed reverse that matches the blossom of the cherry tree, perfect.

Anemone blanda 'White Splendour'

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