This month I am joining in with Helen’s meme at the Patientgardener blog.
I will start with the front garden.
I am enjoying this little, dark purple Iris pumila ‘Cherry Garden’ at the moment.
I also love Iris pumila ‘Green Spot’.
The tulips in the front garden are ‘Queen of the Night’ growing in front of Rue.
I can’t resist fringed tulips, this is ‘Curly Sue’ growing in front of a golden Philadelphus.
I can’t remember which this one is, can anyone help me identify it?
By the front door this Camassia leichtlinii looks good with Euphorbia palustris.
There are two shrubs in the front garden which are looking particularly great this month. One of them is: Abutilon x suntense ‘Violetta’ .
The other is Ribes speciosum which is a member of the gooseberry family with prickles and shiny leaves. The bright red Fuschia-like flowers which grow along the underside of the stems remind me of dangly ear rings. This shrub looks good trained against a south-facing wall and it benefits from the extra protection a wall provides.
In the back garden the apple blossom is at its best. I am afraid I have Spanish bluebells all over the garden. I have tried to get rid of them but they are impossible to eradicate. I hope my garden is at a safe enough distance from the bluebell woods for there to be no risk of them hybridising and putting our lovely native bluebells at risk.
My long awaited Paeonia rockii buds have still not opened but by the spider gate is this big blowsy pink tree peony.
Rosa ‘Canary Bird’ is still going strong. Yellow welsh poppies have put themselves underneath her and echo the colour and shape of the flowers.
By my little pond the Acer is in lovely new leaf.
It is a perfect match for this Primula and the orange Geum. The fern behind is the Royal fern: Osmunda regalis.
Another Geum enjoying the bog garden is Geum ‘Lemon Drops’.
By the big pond further down the garden there are nice fat Hostas coming into leaf.
In the damp soil near this pond are some lovely deep pink primulas.
It is a wonderful time of the year with all the foliage so fresh and new and more and more favourite flowers opening every day. The sun has been shining today and it has been quite warm; a wonderful end to a beautiful month.
Somebody else was enjoying the sun today. He was a welcome visitor as I haven’t seen any frogs here for a long time. I hope he will stay.
Do go and see what other bloggers are writing about in their end of the month posts.