Spring is ‘bustin out all over’, we know that!

But there are break throughs and break throughs.

And these gals do it with the style, flourish and eclat of a Wagnerian opera star.

 

 

Dracunculus vulgaris has all the mottled subtlety of a serpent as it pieces its way through the soil and heads skywards:

 

 

Gunnera manicata has booted its way through the  frost  protection of last year’s dead leaves and stems, which we piled over its crown:

 

 And Rheum palmatum is like a bronzed bubble gum bubble which pops to unfirl carefully packed leaves:

 

This is an intereactive blog so you can google for all the info on these . But they’d sure repay some time lapse!

Robert

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