Early birds

Plants can flower very early in the year, generally these ‘early birds’ plants are often small and dainty, very often they are highly scented to attract the few insects that may be buzzing about. Some are beautiful climbers and shrubs too, so you with a little thought and planning you can have colour and scent right from the start of the year. If you do plant and  they are small plants, make sure they won’t become swamped by large shrubs or you won’t see their flowers.

Akebia Quinata
Anemone blanda
Bluebell
Celandine
Clematis
Convallaria
Crocus
Cyclamen
Daffodil
Daphne
Dryopteris
Erythronium
Fritilleria
Galanthus
Magnolia Stellata
Narcissus
Primrose
Ranunculus
Rhodo Luteum
Sophora