Looking round the garden for new flowering plants since I last posted was quite easy at this time of year, when more plants are opening almost every day. I’m hoping that I’ve found flowers tht haven’t appeared before this year.
The first I came across were the white Muscari or grape hyacinths which are new this year on the rockery.
Bluebells in March…I don’t think that has ever happened here before!
Lovely little Erythroniums are now just starting to flower, the pink and white ones are just a little way behind, they should flower in a few days time.
I was getting a bit worried that Anemone nemerosa Robinsoniana wasn’t flowering, but suddenly, up they popped. I should remember that they always flower later than their white cousins.
My mixed pansies by the back door are just about into their stride now, they should have been flowering all winter, but have only just started.
My cherry tree by the gateway is covered in blossom at the moment and the bees are making the most of it.
Yes, I have shown lots of primroses before, but now they are intermingled with forget me nots, a winning combination.
Vinca Major, spreading at last, it has taken years, but why are the flowers now double, I’m sure they never used to be?
The silver willow leaved pear by the entrance is covered in blossom at the moment.
Bergania Beethoven is flowering by the front door. This has spread a bit so I could take a piece or two for the woodland maybe.
Another tree that is covered in blossom is Amelanchier lamarckii. I love the bronze leaves with the flowers at this time of year.
Cowslip time is almost upon us, I used to have hundreds of them, but they have dwindled over the past few years, I must save seed and sow it for next year.
Arisaema or the mouse tail plant, is in the corner of the back garden. The leaves are taller than the flowers so I had to go searching, I found the flowers eventually, way down hiding in the foliage.
Violets have suddenly popped up everywhere. We have light blue, dark blue, pink and purple varieties, lovely finding them in dark shady corners.
Clematis White Moth is looking pretty on the archway into the woodland.
Euphorbia Robbiae looking good on the slope to the ditch.
Epimedium Amber Queen has started flowering in the woodland, she will flower for a long time, a really good plant.
One of my Honesty seedlings, there are lots more to come, but this is the only one flowering at the moment.
Such a gorgeous blue from Pulmonaria Blue Ensign.
Pulmonaria Sissinghurst White shines out in the woodland.
Pale blue Pulmonaria Opal is different from the others, I like its colouring.
Narcissus Pipit, usually one of my last narcissus to flower, but not this year.
Caltha palustris or the Kingcup, is taking over the pond, a bit of thinning needed after it has finished flowering, maybe into the wet part of the woodland.
One of my favourite views at the moment, looking towards the woodland. Soon we won’t be able to see the houses across the road and will be private once more.
That finiahes my wander round the garden looking for flowers that haven’t appeared on my blog so far this year. As well as loads of flowers, there is so much new foliage making their own contribution to the April garden, some of it just as pretty as the flowers.
What a wonderful month April is!