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Surrey Springtime

"Living here at Coopers Hill we are very fortunate to have a wonderful location including Windsor Great Park and Saville Gardens on our doorstep to complement our own gardens.

As Coopers Hill is still a young development the gardens are still evolving, so these initial photos were taken during my walks in the local neighbourhood. 

The primroses were on the roadside verge just outside Cooper's Hill for all to enjoy, the blossom is resplendent all around the area. The Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) is in the Park in a small arboretum of different varietals."

Mr Hacker, property owner at Audley Cooper's Hill in Runnymede

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Primrose

Primula Polyantha

Primrose flowers (Primula polyantha) are one of the first flowers to bloom in early spring, with clusters of 3 to 25 pale, yellow flowers. These semi-evergreen perennials prefer partial shade but can be kept in the sun when the soil is kept moist. 

Do primroses come back every year?

In optimal growing conditions these pretty plants will last for a number of years. Primrose is a hardy plant that can add stunning colours to the your garden, terrace or balcony.

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Witch Hazel

Hamamelis x Intermedia Jelena

Known for its large, fragrant, copper-orange flowers, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' (Witch Hazel) is a large deciduous shrub which blooms from late winter to early spring. Hamamelis should ideally be grown in a container, ideal for small gardens, balcony planting or a terrace. 

Why is it called 'Witch Hazel'?

The name comes from the Middle English word wych or wyche, meaning flexible (referring to its flexible branches), and the 'hazel' nods to the plant's similarity to the hazelnut.

What is Hamamelis used for?

Witch Hazel can be used in moderation to relieve swelling, bleeding, itching, minor pain, and discomfort caused by minor skin irritations and other conditions. 

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Thank you Mr Hacker for your beautiful photographs and contribution to the moments captured in Springtime at Audley.