IT might seem odd that the discreet little winter aconite
and the showy peonies once belonged to the same plant family.
Visitors can explore the gardens and enjoy walks around the lake and through the Peninsula Wood, where early snowdrops and aconites
bloom and early spring flowers are starting to show.
Daffodils are to spring what roses, irises and lilies are to summer What sunflowers and chrysanthemums are to autumn and hellebores and aconites
are to winter
DIVIDE overcrowded clumps of snowdrops and winter aconites
after flowering while the leaves are still green and transplant them immediately, more widely spaced.
The most common, G nivalis, looks good planted with other bulbs which flower at the same time, including aconites
This is best done in spring - but wash your hands after because aconites
WITH buttercup-like flowers on glossy green foliage from January to March, winter aconites
, or Eranthis hyemalis, can really cheer up a garden.
Rake the lawn to remove old thatch and lift and transplant snowdrops and aconites
Further south in Wiltshire Heale Gardens is also renowned for its annual drifts of snowdrops and aconites
that provide early welcome colour.
Given these conditions, our native wild Primrose will associate itself with many other woodland favourites, including Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), Winter Aconites
(Eranthus hyemalis), Periwinkle (Vinca minor), Cyclamen hederifolium, Narcissi and Violas.
Yesterday it reported snowdrops are out and winter aconites
are under the magnolia.
Drifts of golden flowered winter aconites
are in flower among the horse chestnut trees and hundreds more bulbs, including crocus and cyclamen, have been planted and many will be in flower on the day.
Thin out winter aconites
while the plants are in active growth, digging up small clumps with roots and moving to a new site.
SUNNY SIDE: Make gardening fun * WINTER WONDER: Winter aconites
a relative of the buttercup and give gardens a real lift at this time of year
With brilliant yellow flowers that are buttercup-like in appearance and fresh green leaves, Winter Aconites
will flower from January to March.