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…
I’ll let the photos do the talking today and here’s what’s in bloom in my garden today.
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.
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.