|I bought mixed Narcissus bulbs years ago and have no idea |
of names. I just enjoy the variety of colours and shapes,
flowering at different times.
Funnily enough whilst randomly googling I came across Narcissus 'Geranium' which I think is the above variety!
|This kind of bog standard tulip comes back year after year, never losing quality.|
The Pulmonaria in the background is still flowering, after about two months.
|Geranium Phaeum, which is becoming a bit of a thug! |
The plants just get bigger and bigger and self seed everywhere.
|Ornamental Weeping Cherry by the pond was a delight.|
|Species Tulips look beautiful whether they are open or closed.|
|They open on sunny days, which thankfully we had plenty of this month!|
|This Rhododendron was smothered in flowers and is just starting to go over now, |
but I've a later flowering one to take its place!
|More unknown Narcissus - they are growing in my Thyme bank and always |
look downhill, so I can't get closer to them to photograph them.
|Wallflowers (Erysimum). I used to poo-poo these spring bedding plants |
but now I know how wonderful they are; delightfully fragrant
with really bright colours just when you need them, early in the year.
|Front of the house looking bright with the Euphorbias still going strong.|
Two out of three cats got into the picture, can you spot them?
|A nice place to sit and have a cuppa, as can be seen by the two mugs |
on the bench that I forgot were there! That's the Weeping Cherry,
although it's not weeping that much as we gave it a haircut last year.
|The big old eating Cherry looked magnificent too.|
|Here it is behind the Lilac.|
|Lilac. What more can I say. Mmmm!|
|This pic goes back to earlier in the month, when my Cercis Canadensis 'Forest Pansy' was|
smothered in buds. This is its 3rd spring here and so far the buds had never opened,
just dropping onto the ground after a week or two.
|Hoorah, after several weeks some of the flowers actually opened up! |
It wasn't the blast of colour that it should be, and after this most of the buds..... dropped off!
But this is a huge improvement.
|Round the front of the house, the Golden Oregano now matches the colour |
from the Euphorbias. That's a raspberry and blackberry bed
looking ugly in the background!
|Early morning near the end of the month, |
the Arum Lily (Zantedeschia) is starting to flower.
|Blue Aquilegias and Alpine Forget Me Not, which is small and compact and fills the gaps nicely.|
|Couldn't forget Apple blossom!|
|When the Tulips start to lose their petals, |
it's a lot easier to see their insides. :-)
This last week has been mostly wet and cloudy, so I haven't taken many new photos, but did get a photo of my first Clematis to flower when the sun came out later in the afternoon yesterday.
|Clematis 'Miss Bateman'.|
I think I may resurrect my Flowers by Month theme where I managed to feature flowers every month for the entire year in 2012. I take so many photos I need somewhere to share them!