It is the time of the month where many garden bloggers join with this meme hosted by Maydreamgardens to show what they have in bloom on the 15th of the month. In April of course we have an ‘embarras de choix’.
I haven’t shown anything of the front garden for a while. This Akebia pentaphylla is a hybrid between Akebia quinata and Akebia trifoilata. It is blooming on the fence which hides the bins. It is now scaling the lilac but it doesn’t matter because the flowers are quite a good match.
I love this little shrub, Daphne retusa which is easy from seed . This is about 5 years old grown from a seed a friend gave me.
I love Auriculas, well we all do, don’t we? The first ones are now in flower.
The stars of the front garden are the Pulsatillas at the moment . Some of them have already gone over. But these lovely ones are still happily blooming.
In the back garden on the inside of my wall, in the bed we didn’t reach on the last tour the first rose is out. Rosa ‘Canary Bird’ is always the first to bloom here.
The Camassias are putting in their brief appearance in the large bed near the far greenhouse. The rose behind the sun dial is Buff Beauty.
The beds running along to the right of the garden as you stand with your back to the house are very shady so they are largely devoted to spring flowers which I love. My special ones here are the Trilliums. I know they are wild flowers in America but here they are amongst our choicest spring treasures.
The other delights at the moment are the Erythroniums.
I love primroses and I have lots of different ones. I love the doubles.
I am also very fond of the little Primula ‘Lady Greer’
My favourite though is the irresistible laced variety Primula ‘Elizabeth Killelay’
Here are some of the other flowers delighting me at the moment.
I think I had better stop now and leave some photos for another day. We are having such a wonderful spring and everything is looking so glorious at the moment that I wish we could freeze time for a while and stay in the moment.
To look what other people have in bloom and to show us your treasures go to Maydreamgardens and join in.