On a frost-bitingly cold day this week I braved the plot just to poke around really, thinking and planning again, and I saw how many bulbs and other perennials are beginning to push up through the chilly soil. Now I really must get in to the habit of labelling what I put in! Sometimes I do, sometimes I just stick a blank label in, or better still use a second hand label that says entirely the wrong thing that for some reason I couldn't be bothered to write over. That, coupled with the fact that there are lots of bulbs and things put in by the previous tenants, means I'm in for a surprise as things appear.
So, what are the things below? I think I know some. My suggestions are at the end. Any other ideas welcome!
a) Aquilegia aka Colombine aka Granny's bonnet- there are lots of these
b) Grape Hyacinth?
c) Fritillaries- I'm hoping it's what I put on the label because I LOVE these and I definitely planted some
d) Bluebells- I'm hoping they are the native variety if so
e) Probably a large clump of day lilies?
f) Daffodils or narcissi of some sort- hope they have got flower buds forming
g) Really hope these are Dicentra or Bleeding Heart- I've always had these in the garden till our last move, I didn't plant any, but these look like pre-existing Bleeding Heart Babies to me
h) They should be tulips as it says on the label, but I'm not convinced yet
i) Absolutely no idea...!