Snowdrops (Galanthus), an iconic flower that heralds the arrival of spring. They are members of the Amaryllis family. Forming clumps and displaying nodding white flowers carried on a single stem. A winter/spring flowering bulb, some as early as November through until March. Although not native to the UK, they are a familiar site in damp woodlands.
Spreading deciduous and evergreen trees or shrubs. Named after the French botanist Pierre Magnol. Grown for their beautiful pink , white and purple blossom mainly in late spring, but also some in summer. They come in a wide variety of cultivars and range from small shrubs to extremely large trees.
Lily of the Valley Convallaria woodland herbaceous perennial know for its racemes of nodding white bells, sometimes pink. It has a low spreading habit and forms a great ground cover with sweetly scented flowers in summer.
Lavender Lavandula is a mediterranean shrub grown for its fragrant leaves and flowers which are used in the production of essential oils for medicinal and culinary use. This easy to grow drought tolerant shrub will thrive in a sunny spot with well drained soil, As well as filling gardens with wonderful scent, the flowers are very attractive to bees and other pollinating insects.
Waterlilies Nymphaea will thrive in still water ponds that get good sunshine and dwarf varieties can be grown very easily in containers. In addition to looking beautiful, they can help to keep the pond healthy, lily pads provide shade for fish and help the prevention and growth of algae.
Tulips are one of the most popular spring flowering bulbs. There is an enormous range of choice both in height, colour and form and flower from late March to the middle of May.
Primula or Primroses, mainly herbaceous spring flowering plants. They include the wildflower P. vulgaris, Cowslip P. veris and Auricula P. auricula. They have been hybridised over many years and there are hundreds of varieties