Garden observations at the Ulster Folk Museum

IGPS volunteers met at the Rectory Garden at the Ulster Folk Museum on the 23rd of February to plan the early season’s work. Despite the recent gales a number of plants caught the eye. There were extensive clumps of snowdrops at the base of the beech hedge, a cheery two-tone wallflower, an early-flowering iris – possibly Iris lazica, a lush clump of Bergenia ‘Irish Crimson’ and some sweetly scented Sarcococca or Christmas Box.