- Gardens in Cornwall have seen an increase of 33% more blooms than last year and Devon have gone up by 31%
- Saltram closely followed by Knightshayes in Devon both have the most blooms out in any National Trust garden in the South West.
We all want to be individual and stand out from the crowd but in the garden world not all the flowers associated with spring are big individual show-offs, sometimes it’s about teaming up with your neighbours.
Snowdrops, daffodils, aconites, crocus, cyclamen …they may not be much to look as isolated individuals but they can be truly breath-taking and awe inspiring on mass.
National Trust garden teams have once again been out and about counting blooms for the annual Valentine’s Day Flower Count and are heralding the very beginnings of spring.
2,287 plants are blooming in this year’s 13th annual Valentine’s Flower cunt, 32% up on last year’s figure of 1,737, although numbers are down on 2016 where the south west saw 2,644 blooms. Both Cornwall and Devon have seen an increase this year with 33% & 31% more blooms despite the recent cold snap.