April’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

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front garden in April Primrose Emily spring blooms

 

It seems like its taken forever for Spring to arrive in the garden.  We’ve had hail, sleet, snow, plenty of rain along with strong winds and a flood alert due to snow melt.

 

As they say in Scotland the weather at the start of the month has been “dreek” around here.  Though to be fair there have been a few interludes of warm sunshine but not enough  to catch up on the 3 week delay of Spring.  

 

At the beginning of April the witch hazels finally finished flowering along with the snowdrops and a few of the Iris reticulata are just about to finish flowering and in their place is all of this…
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I’ll let the photos do the talking today and here’s what’s in bloom in my garden today.
crocus
Crocus
Primrose Emily
Primrose Emily
winter aconites Eranthis Hyemalis
Eranthis hyemalis/Winter Aconites
Erica
Erica Heather
corylus contorta avellena catkins
Corylus Contorta Avellena Catkins
chiondoxia luciliae
Chionodoxa luciliae
Daphne Mezereum
Daphne mezereum
Grandads hellebore
Hellebore

 

Puschkinia scilloides var libanotica
Puschkinia scilloides var libanotica
Erica Heather
Erica Heather Pink
hellebore
Hellebore
cyclamen coum
Cyclamen coum

 

Pulmonaria Opal
Pulmonaria Opal
Hellebore niger
Hellebore Niger
hellebore orientalis picotee anemone
Hellebore Orientalis Picotee Anemone
daffodils
Tete a  Tete and February Gold Daffodils

 

Fritillaria meleagris

 pulmonaria officinalis

Pulmonaria Diane Clare

Pulmonaria Rubra

 

Chaenomeles speciosa Geisha Girl

cowslip primula veris cabrillo

Dornicum leonardo compactum

Arabis

Ranunculus ficara flore pleno

erythronium pagoda

Pansy

Quakers Bonnet Primula

 

Dwarf Forsythia

Primula denticulata Lavender

Pulmonaria Blue Ensign

 

Primrose wanda

 

primrose apricot sphinx

Primrose Heritage

Pieris japonica

Fritillaria meleagris

Primula denticulata White

Primula denticulata Purple

Omphalodes cappadocica

Mahonia aquifolium

 

white pansy

anemone blanda

 

orange tulip

 

tulip tarda

 

Finally I’ll leave you with my favourite flower of the season though it doesn’t have a scent. It is just beginning to flower in my scree bed at the front of the house and its the Pasque Flower: Pulsatilla vulgaris alba. Those little buds look so feathery and soft along with its silvery fern like foliage.

Pulsatilla vulgaris alba Pasque flower
Pasque flower
Pasque Flower Pulsatilla vulgaris alba
Pusatilla vulgaris ‘alba’
Rosie Nixon
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Rosie is based in Perth, Perthshire as a garden photographer, writer and nature lover. She enjoys soaking up nature in her own garden and is easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that flutters, flies, buzzes, creeps or crawls! She enjoys sharing the beauty of creation through her photography. Rosie has been featured on TV on BBC2's The Beechgrove Garden and she uses the Scottish outdoors as her natural light studio. Her work can be seen at the only photographic gallery in Scotland - Close Gallery, 4b Howe Street, Edinburgh.

17 Responses

  1. africanaussie

    Wow, what an assortment of lovely flowers you have. Happy spring to you from Australia where we are heading into our mild winter season.

  2. Curbstone Valley Farm

    That's a rather impressive assortment indeed. Difficult to choose a favorite, although I am fond of heaths and heathers. They really don't grow well here, so I'm almost never see them any more. Some of the hellebores are gorgeous too, and I see why you love the Pasque Flower so!

  3. LC

    I think I like the denticulata primula the best… especially the white! What an enjoyable collection of photos! Larry

  4. Floridagirl

    So many beautiful pastels in your garden! And unusual plants that seem so exotic to me. Happy Spring!

  5. kilbournegrove

    Oh Rosie, I saw so many plants that I love, you have quite a bit in flower in your garden at the moment. But that first picture of the white pasque flower, breathtaking, I felt that I could reach out and stroke it.

  6. Jayne

    You have a wonderful assortment of blooms, Rosie, even with the "dreek" weather you've been having.

  7. jodi (bloomingwriter)

    You know what's interesting, Rosie? We're almost tracking identically bloom for bloom at the moment, although my primula haven't yet started to bloom. (other than the denticulata that followed me home the other day). Puschkinia, chionodoxa, crocus still happening…gosh I love spring, even when the weather dips into the chill zone again like it has done today.

  8. Edith Hope

    Dear Rosie, You must be so very tired of a winter and early spring which have brought nothing but cold and wet. What is so amazing is the way things can alter so very quickly, the evidence of which is the wide range of plants now in flower in your garden. All of your pictures give such a sense of spring.

    Like you I do so love Pulsatilla, and once the flower is over the very pretty seedhead remains.

  9. James Missier

    I guess all the patience in waiting for spring had finally paid off with all this glorious, beautiful spring blooms.
    Very lovely…

  10. Melanie

    You garden must look fabulous! What a lot of beautiful spring flowers you have. I like Pulsatilla too, mine is blue.

  11. Liz

    Wonderful photos, you really do have a lot in flower right now – I'm impressed.

    It would seem I have a lot of work to do with the spring garden to even be close to yours!

    I'm so jealous of all your colour 🙂

  12. HappyMouffetard

    What a wonderful range of flowers you have out. The pulsatilla is absolutely gorgeous – it looks like an angel's feather.

  13. Noelle

    Oh Goodness Me….so many beautiful blooms. I'm not sure I want to post my few now 😉
    I particularly love the heathers.

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