Everything’s blooming marvellous in the garden!


Craig with his bluebells Hiya!

How is your garden looking now that spring is properly here? Mine is coming back to life slowly but surely, and I love it!

I couldn't resist taking this photo of my bluebells (left) that come back year after year; they look so beautiful and I try and make the most of them as they don't last for long. I've just realised this photo also shows the weeds, so please avert your eyes!

Craig and his mystery yellow flowers I've also got this pot of lovely little yellow flowers (see me with them on the right) that I bought from QVC, but I have no idea what they are! I thought they might be daffodils, but I think it's too late in the season for them? If you've any ideas as to what my mystery flowers could be, please drop me a line and let me know!

I promise I'll post some more pictures from me garden as the season progresses. I went a bit mad buying plants, so I've got lilies, roses, sweet peas, peonies and petunias to look forward to.

I'd love to see some photos of your gardens, especially if you've got your plants from QVC like me. Just pop them in an email to qgossip@qvc.com and I'll post them up in my nexy gardening post – and maybe even show them on-air!

Till next time,
Craig. x.


  1. Jane Laverick May 10, 2009 at 10:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    The mystery yellow flowers are a specialised miniature daffodil, Bulbocodium conspicuus, otherwise known as the hooped petticoat. They should flower round about March, if they’re flowering now they were probably planted a bit late. When they are finished pop the pot in a corner of the garden, a fresh layer of compost on the top in the early spring before they break the surface wouldn’t go amiss, and they will flower at the right time next year, when you’ll be able to invite visitors to see your pot full of petticoats!

  2. craig rowe May 14, 2009 at 11:51 am -  Reply

    oh Jane, thank you so much!
    I think Richard Jackson had better watch out!

  3. Iris May 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm -  Reply

    Hello Craig,
    Your yellow flowers are a variety of dwarf daffodils called hooped petticoats. I can`t remember their latin name. Love your blog.

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