We have had some really beautiful weather this month, we could almost think it was summer some days, then the wind turns around and comes from the north and reminds us that it is still only April. Flowers have been opening in quick succession and if they have caught a hot spell, they are over in no time at all which is a shame.
Narcissus Pipit is one of our last daffodils to flower, it has such a beautiful perfume.
King Cup, Caltha palustris is taking over at the end of the pond, some serious cutting back will have to be done when it has finished flowering.
Beautiful cowslips, Primula veris, are popping up everywhere, this clump will have to be split and spread around.
Iris japonica is putting out more and more flowers, they just keep coming. They are so small and so pretty.
Epimedium Amber Queen is the star of the woodland at the moment, I love its cheeky little flowers, the purple flowers behind are of Honesty.
Geum Totally Tangerine is gearing up for a summer full of flowers.
Rhododendrons have started to flower!
A very pretty white Dicentra.
Clematis montana up the oak tree is starting to flower, I’ve never known it this early before.
Japanese Azalea has more flowers than leaves showing at the moment.
Primroses are spreading beautifully on the north facing bank in the woodland.
Meconopsis cambrica, the Welsh Poppy is popping up where least expected, they make a nice bright splash in the shady parts of the garden.
Erythronium White Beauty is hiding under one of the rhododendrons in the woodland.
It’s bluebell time, Hyacynthoides non scripta, the English bluebell is colonising the bank at the end of the woodland.
Double Anemone nemerosa Vestal is such a beautiful little flower which is increasing nicely.
I can only grow tulips in pots due to our heavy soil and wet winters. These have been a success and brighten up the gravel area.
That is a round up of some of the flowers in the garden at the moment. Every day I seem to find something new, so I’m tempted out no matter what the weather is doing. Sometimes it is 6am so is a little chilly!
Many thanks go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the monthly meme of GBBD, please pay her a visit and see what is blooming around the world.