Leucojum aestivum, the Summer Snowflake
, starts flowering in late March and can still be giving of its best at the end of April.
The main flowers to be found include tulip, pasque flower, summer snowflake
, dwarf iris, osmanthus, clematis, lily of the valley, snake's head fritillary, Lily of the Valley - and Pieris 'Forest Flame'.
The oddly named summer snowflake
, Leucojum aestivum, actually flowers in late spring and is a large plant ideal for a border and very striking.
But it does use a wide variety of plants, including alliums, summer snowflakes
(leucojum), camassias, crambe, geraniums, peonies, roses, sweet bay magnolia, veronicastrum and phlox.
Next spring and summer the site will be ablaze with colour from 12 different species of flowers including crocuses, dog violets, bluebells, summer snowflakes
, ragged robin and ox eye daisies.