Category Archives: flowers

Flowers before Rain in St Ethelwold’s Garden

A week ago there was a notice on the gate of St Ethelwold’s Houses to say that the garden would be closed from Monday to Wednesday this week for the installation of an irrigation system. The notices have been taken down and I did not see any signs of irrigation work. Perhaps it went quicker than planned. Last night it rained a lot and flattened some plants. The tulips had already been shedding their bright petals in St Ethelwold’s garden.

These pictures were taken before the rain:

A new notice has appeared saying there will be a Gong Bath in the Sanctuary.

Abingdon town centre Blooms in March

Polyanthus Primroses are currently the brightest blooms in the beds around Abingdon town centre.

Poly means ‘many’ and Anthus means ‘bloom’ or ‘flower’. Each plant is crowned with several blooms.

Plugs were planted back in October or November after the summer bedding plants had been removed. Polyanthus provide colour on the dullest of days from early Spring.

Some of the town centre beds have single colour blooms like the one on Stratton Way.

Pansies flowered through the winter in a less showy way on Stratton Way. There are wallflowers that are yet to bloom.

Daffodils are back in flower

Although Trinity Church is currently closed for worship I did look in to get some pictures of the daffodils for the slideshow on the church website.

Daffodils are to be seen in many other places in Abingdon. They are a sign that Spring is on the way.
Here are daffodils near Abingdon Lock.
Here are some by the River Ock.
Fabulous Flowers have had a colourful display since January as they are making deliveries and offering click and collect.

Mothers Day will be on 14th March.