April has brought sun, frost and hail stones! Although the weather is a bit uncertain, it's a great time of year with perennials emerging, seeds being sown and lots of early colour in the garden. Here's a little overview of the garden for Blogger's Bloom Day.
Left: Ornamental cherry. Every garden should have one!
|Honesty has self sown in all the right places. It seems to thrive in shade or sun.|
|Above: Aubretia, sown from seed last year, has made a good show.|
Below: Azalea shrubs beginning to flower in the garden.
|Heathers have flowered for months on end. And swamped with bees! |
Above: position of two heathers. Below: still flowering, however, soon flowers will fade.
|Native cherry tree - the cherries will be a feast for the birds!|
|Above: One of my favourite discoveries - broccoli in flower - it has a long flowering period!.|
|Dead nettle - invasive little plant!|
|Above: calendula type plants in flower.|
|Above: Tulips still haven't opened up fully, with Honesty.|
Below: Iberis Snowflake brightening up an area of the garden.
|Above and below: Kerria in a wild area of the garden; makes a good hedging shrub.|
|Above A flowering prickly shrub (not sure of name).|
|Daffodils still going. Most are finished and foliage tied teepee-style to die down.|
Happy Blogger's Bloom Day!
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