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  1. Most years I have lots of daffodils. This year something has gone wrong with them. In part, the lack of (small!) display is because they flowered randomly instead of sequentially. There have always been a few but never a lot. But it’s more than that. Many of them simply haven’t flowered. Only one tulip did anything. It produced unpleasantly large leaves but didn’t flower. I have a small clay trough with daffodils in it. I don’t know what they are called but they have more than one flower per stem. These are doing fine and are flowering now. But as for the rest . . . .

    Incidentally, the primroses have been behaving oddly too. They flowered in the autumn and at Christmas but have ignored spring.

  2. I love my Leucanthemum, Alistair. Mine are just the common Shasta Daisies — not the pretty double ones like yours. They are a bit aggressive here but I feel they are a necessary cottage garden plant. I have a lot of color and the white provides rest for the eyes. P. x

  3. Lovely Leucanthemum! Some are completely over the top, but this one looks lovely. I grow Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Snowcap’ here. It is a short, trouble-free addition to the borders. I look forward to reading about your new project. I only hope that you find the time to sit on that bench and enjoy the view!

    • Hi Sarah, We also have a short white form which also flowers over a long period, to be honest, I prefer it. The big project will finish in a couple of weeks, I will wait until Summer and then show what I have been up to, it does have a bit of a twist.

  4. Alistar, Leucanthemum is growing wildly here in North and I love it especially the high species. I should plant more Leucanthemum this year! You have nice daffodils and tulips.

  5. Great pictures Alistair, it has to be said that Marguerites were a garden staple back in the 1950’s and as tough as old boots but my attempts to grow my favourite Leucanthemum x superba Broadway Lights with its creamy yellow petals have failed, it always disappears in the winter, my wet soil and shady conditions defeat it, to be successful I would have to resort to containers.

  6. Love the look in your back garden with all the spring bulbs! My Leucanthemum won’t be blooming for quite a while. Interesting as mine eventually fade and leave my garden….not sure why!

    Looking forward to seeing the new project!

  7. Hello Alistair, this looks like a type of “Shasta Daisy”, the petals on these are more shaggy. We have a glut of these plants as they were unexpectedly easy to germinate and grow from seed and I can’t throw plants away. I’m excited to hear of your front garden project. I wonder if it’s been transformed into what your previous front garden in Aberdeen was like.

  8. Your garden looks magnificent in so short a time. I am amazed! When my customers want shade perennials that act like annuals, I recommend Corydalis lutea, Lamium ‘Shell Pink’, Geranium ‘Rozanne’ and a few others. A new phlox that you might be interested in is ‘Forever Pink’ with flowers from early summer to frost. I am also investigating the new Swan Series of Japanese anemone.

  9. Yes, one of the first things I look for when considering a plant is how long it will bloom, though if a plant has great foliage or structure, I can forgive a short bloom season. Your garden is looking marvelous! Spring is wonderful! NOw I look forward to seeing your new project.

    By the way, for some reason, I cannot access your site by clicking a link on my own site. But if I am at someone else’s site and click your link from there, i can get to you. I wish I knew how to correct the problem.

    • Its true Deb, many perennials are valuable for the foliage alone.
      Its been an ongoing thing, this problem with each others blog links. Its the reason your blog is not on my list, I just cant get it to work, yet when you leave a comment on my site the link to your site works from there.
      I usually end up finding an answer to these problems, having no luck with this one. As you are having the same problem its difficult knowing where the problem lies.

    • Hi Alistair, I discovered why I can’t access your site from my own blog. It is as simple as a misspelling. The link on my blog has aberdengardening rather than aberdeengardening! If you correct it, I think problem will be solved. I wonder if something similar is responsible for problems you were having with my link. I checked with Squarespace, and they said there should be no problem accessing my site – all looks well. They suggested you make a screen shot and send it to them so they can figure out what is happening. But maybe that won’t be necessary!

  10. I know exactly what you mean Alistair, perennials that flowers all summer and you don’t have to buy every year…..how funny you are writing about this particular one, I am this week waiting for a delivery with among others 6 Chrysanthemum leucanthemum ‘Snow Lady’ – a sibling to your ‘Goldrush’ I presume?
    Snow Lady is a dwarf I am promised, and I hope she behaves, I don’t expect more than 25-30cm and will grow them in my window baskets.
    Lovely to see the photos from your garden, I haven’t been here for a while, got so much to do, so many blogs to catch up with! You front garden project sounds intriguing, I will be back 🙂

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