Mixed weather this month has made everything grow, including the weeds. Sunshine and showers have had everything rushing skywards, flowers have been popping open every day, bees buzzing, butterflies fluttering. The garden has also at times felt like a steaming rain forest with lush damp greeness steaming in the sun after a heavy shower.
Narcissus poeticus is my last narcissus to flower, it has such a wonderful perfume which carries quite a way on the breeze. In the background is a Japanese Azalea.
This is the fourth of my dwarf iris to flower on the alpine scree, the last 2 should flower soon.
Such a pretty coloured viola flowering on the scree.
Viola Labradorica making quite a ground cover in the rhododendron bed.
Looking through the English bluebells behind the rhododendrons, to the bog garden. My bluebells are increasing each year, they are beginning to form a drift!
Azalea and forget me nots in the sunset border.
It’s waterfall time again. Clematis montana is tumbling out of one of our ancient boundary oaks.
The above Clematis montana.
The Rhododendron bed and Sunset border with the Clematis montana in the top left hand corner.
We have tulips which have survived the winter, the mice and the squirrels!
More tulips in the border by the field have done well so I must try more next autumn.
An orange cowslip behind the dead oak.
The bog garden is waking up. The first of the candelabra primulas are starting to flower.
Primula Guinivere also in the bog garden though I don’t think she needs to be. Maybe I could split this when she has finished flowering and move some elsewhere.
Meconopsis cambrica, the Welsh poppy, flowering in the woodland.
Darmera peltata on the rockery behind the scree. More weeding needed in this area!
Japanese Iris, the dainty flowers are less than 2 inches across, but there must be 10 or 12 flowers on each stem, so plenty of them.
Clematis White Moth on the archway into the woodland.
Hellebore Neon Star is still putting out new flowers in the woodland.
Camassia in the Bee and Butterfly border in the front.
Bergenia Beethoven in deep shade by the front door.
Tiny Aquilegia semi aquilegia on the alpine scree. This little plant is only about 6 inches tall.
Geranium phaeum in the border round the dead oak, it is covered in flowers at the moment.
Viburnum plicatum Mariesii is just coming into flower.
The first rhododendron to flower in the rhododendron bed.
Looking through the rhododendrons to the back garden.
From the back garden, looking towards the circular side garden.
Everywhere I look at the moment, there are flowers to be seen, spring is rushing towards summer and I can’t keep up with it all!
Can you keep up with your garden at the moment?
Thanks must go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the monthly meme of GBBD, do pay her a visit to see flowers from around the world.