24 March 2012 - 9:20am

Snakeshead fritillaries by the pond at Charnwood

Our snakeshead fritillaries are just coming through, they look like little tufts of coarse grass or tiny tulips emerging at first so we are having to be careful not to tread on them. Peter planted 100 little bulbs in Autumn a few years back and they have steadily got themselves established and are gently increasing in number by self-seeding. They are such beautiful flowers, worth getting down on your hands and knees to appreciate properly. You will then see how aptly named they are!