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.