Spring bulbs! early markers of the garden design year ahead

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Russborough House, Co. Wicklow. Spring bulbs creating a beautiful and colourful floral carpet beneath mature Lime trees

I was captivated by this colourful display on a weekend break to West Wicklow last week (a garden designers busman’s holiday or what?).

These beautiful bulbs including snowdrop, winter aconite (yellow) and cyclamen (pink) have been planted in drifts alongside the Lime walkway leading to the walled garden at Russborough House  – a fine Palladian pad, itself worth a visit when it opens from late March.

But what a wonderful marker these sweet flowers are for the arrival of spring and of the flowering season to come.  They are a timely reminder that, in our garden and planting design, we must consider all seasons and plan for each accordingly.

spring bulbs and plants for garden design

Fabulous massing of yellow winter aconite

2 Comments
  • Did you get an opportunity to visit the walled garden while you were there? @RHSI volunteers and members work on it currently

    See our facebook page for some gr8 images

    http://www.facebook.com/rhsihome

    1st November 2013at5:16 pm

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