Spring is marching on GBBD April 2019.

Flowers and leaves are rushing to open, maybe they will slow down a bit now that our weather is back to being very nippy, to say the least. The new foliage is making as much of a statement as all the flowers, there are so many different shades of green, but as this is a post for Bloom Day, then blooms it is to be.

A view of part of the back garden, you can just about see some narcissus still flowering.

Berberis growing on the garage wall.

I showed a lot of my flowers at the beginning of the month, so this time I will try and find some that you haven’t seen before.

The strange flowers on my tree by the driveway. It is a cross between an oak and a copper beech, the leaves look like small purple oak leaves but they produce fruit like beech mast.

Euphorbia martinii, again by the driveway, forming ground cover under the previous tree.

Geranium phaeum by the dead oak in the centre of the garden.

Next door to it, one of my cowslips has been misbehaving.

About 20 yrs ago I planted some tulips in the border by the field, this is the only one which comes back every year, well done little tulip!

A little prunus tree with double white blossom up near the pond.

Narcissus Pipit, one of my last narcissus to flower with an amazing perfume.

Mahonia auifolium in the back border, making good ground cover under some of the shrubs.

My first Welsh Poppy to flower, Meconopsis cambrica. Seeds will be saved from this and others to be sprinkled in the woodland.

It has a few friends around it, dicentra, violets and Epimedium Amber Queen.

The lovely red flowers on Acer Osakazuki which contrast beautifully with the fresh green leaves.

Honesty or Lunaria annua in the woodland, hopefully the first of many.

Smyrnium perfoliatum, a biennial which I have planted in the woodland. recently.

Looking back to the house from the woodland with Narcissus Geranium and lots of contrasting foliage.

It’s blowing a gale today, I hope the new leaves don’t get ripped off. This post is linked to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for GBBD for April, which is a chance to see flowers from around the world.



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14 Responses to Spring is marching on GBBD April 2019.

  1. Paddy says:

    It’s a time of year when we have an explosion of growth in the garden and there is always something new to see when we walk the garden. A wonderful time and your garden is looking so very beautiful.

  2. Denise says:

    Your garden is looking beautiful Pauline. The prunus with the double white flowers is lovely , do you happen to know its name? My trip to the UK is over today… I have been to Savill, Wisley, Hidcote and Waterperry Gardens and now only want to go home and see my own little garden!

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Denise, but I have only shown you the weeded part! You managed to visit some wonderful gardens while you were over here, but I can understand that you just want to be home now with your own garden, I’m the same when I go away.

  3. Arun says:

    What an astounding onset of spring in your part of region. ..loved little prunus flowers and berberries.
    Have a great week ahead.

    • Pauline says:

      Spring in England is a wonderful time of year Arun, the best place to be! All the flowers and leaves are rushing to open, I hope they slow down soon.

  4. Noelle says:

    The epimedium is delightful and with new green, bronzes etc the garden is looking very springlike.

    • Pauline says:

      I’m really enjoying all the epimedium in the garden at the moment, they have such interesting little flowers. Leaves that emerge bronze usually turn green after a short while but at the moment, I’m enjoying all the different shades that are on offer.

  5. debsgarden says:

    Your garden is beautiful, as always, Pauline. You have some great blooms; I love the cowslip, the Geranium phaeum , and the euphorbia! But, like you, I am always drawn to interesting foliage. Your garden would be a success even if there were no blooms! Happy spring!

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you so much Deb for your kind comments, yes, foliage is so important to us both. I love this time of year when everything is so fresh.

  6. snowbird says:

    Goodness, how beautiful it all looks. Just love the acer, they are glorious at this time of the year.xxx

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Dina, all the lovely fresh foliage makes the garden look dressed once more! The Acers are amazing, so pretty and delicate, yet they can stand up to the gales!

  7. Jason says:

    I like the Geranium phaeum.

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