April is such a wonderful time of year with new growth bursting forth everywhere. Trees are beginning to look green once more and everything in the garden is waking up and showing new leaves. Even evergreens are showing new growth in a different colour from the old leaves. Once again, it is time on the 22nd of the month to celebrate the importance of leaves with GBFD. thanks to Christina.
Acer Sango Kaku
This is my only Acer showing its leaves as yet, my others are still in tight bud.
Having said that even evergreens show new growth of a different colour, this Libertia stays the same 12 months of the year!
New growth on Rosa Shropshire Lad.
Cornus alba sibirica Westonbirt.
This Cornus was grown from a hardwood cutting and is in a pot and didn’t get coppiced last month. The problem is that it has rooted when it is. I will have to cut the roots to move it and plant it in the woodland – soon! The new growth looks stunning against the red stems when the sun is shining through the leaves.
The climber Actinidia kolomikta (cousin of the Kiwi Fruit) is starting to show its coloured variegation, it will get much better than this over the next few weeks.
Heuchera and Milium effusum Aureum are contrasting with Narcissus foliage.
Amalanchier lamarckii’s new copper coloured foliage glowing in the early morning sunshine.
New growth on Spirea japonica Goldflame.
New growth on my tree that is a cross between an oak and a copper beech.
Just the plain ordinary montbretia, but with the sun shining through the leaves they turn into something special.
Lovely new foliage on Sambucus Black Lace.
Philadelphus coronarius Aurius now bursting into leaf.
Old snowdrop foliage making a nice contrast with the new foliage of a peony.
Sticky buds on one of the Horse Chestnut trees are opening now. We have to watch where we walk so we don’t walk the sticky bits into the house!
After having bare branches on the ancient trees for the last 5 months, it is lovely to see them greening up once more.
You can appreciate the size of the trees compared to the 6ft 6ins archway underneath, soon all this will be green and hiding us from the world once more!
The side of the ditch is looking rather green at the moment.
The woodland is also wearing a cloak of green which will increase as the days go by.
Thank you Christina for encouraging us to get out and look at our foliage, do pay her a visit at My Hesperides Garden to see foliage from around the world.