Brunnera Macrophylia dawsons white in our garden
The Brunnera Macrophylia dawsons white is a welcome sight in our Spring garden, complementing the Daffs, primroses and other early bloomers.
I have become very used to those Brunnera with heavy veined leaves such as Jack frost which I am very fond of. However, I am extremely pleased to have come across Dawsons white three of which I have planted in our courtyard border.
The leaves of Dawson’s white started to appear in early March followed with the light blue forget me not flowers by the end of the month.
Brunnera Macrophylia dawsons white is a spring flowering hardy perennial.
Flowers and leaves
The mid green heart shaped leaves are about 17cm wide, deeply edged creamy white. Leaves generally start to show in late February, early March. In Summer the plant appearance is not unlike a Hosta.
The small pale blue flowers in Spring are identical to those of forget-me-nots.
H 30cm/ W 30cm
Fully hardy in UK
Plant gets scorched and unsightly in sunshine, North or North East position is best.
Generally grows in all soil types.
When plant becomes too big for situation, simply lift and divide in Autumn.
The picture below was taken last Summer.
A look at whats in the garden late March early April
The front garden, March 31st. Prunus Accolade makes people stop and consider if they should plant a tree in the rather harsh landscape of our small housing development.
The patio looking colourful on a sunny morning.
Ha ha, this old timer is finally getting around to growing edibles, yes that’s tatties in bags, I have three of them. Also, strawberries, lettuce, apples, plums and cherries, well I don’t know if I will survive long enough to see the cherries.
Skimmia japonica temptation
Skimmia japonica temptation. This is its fourth year sitting in this position by the back door. Last year as the berries were just developing they all started to fall off. Not sure if I over fed, under or over watered. Hoping the same thing doesn’t happen this year.
Primrose Bellerina, very interesting, I will feature this one soon.
Ribes White Icicle
An old favourite which we also grew in our Aberdeen garden
Camellia anticipation is very early to bloom, here is what I had to say about it last year.
At this terrible time whilst the people throughout the world are facing so much hurt and suffering I was reluctant to add this trivia. What can I say other than to anyone who comes here by choice or by accident, keep safe and well.