‘Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.‘ Ellis Peters.
I am a day late with the Garden Blogger’s Bloom day because yesterday was not a day for blogging. It was a day of sparkling warm sunshine, and the garden was full of blossom and birds, bees and butterflies. It was a day to spend 8 hours gardening and then to crawl in and spend the evening zombie-fashion wondering if the lovely Pianist who had cooked a wonderful dinner, would mind feeding me, because raising the food to my mouth seemed to be too much effort. On reflection, I thought it better not to ask. As it is, he expressed dissatisfaction with a dinner companion whose conversational powers had descended to the odd grunt. So today, although a beautiful day I have promised to show a little restraint. Actually, my exhaustion was the fault of Pauline at Leadupthegardenpath blog . I read her latest post before I went out and it launched me on to a new project. I realised that the wooded area at the bottom of the garden should be a lovely woodland garden like the one she has. Why hadn’t I thought of that before? The Cow Parsley, nettles and brambles had to go. The trees needed shaping nicely. Compost needed to be dug in. I wish I was the sort of gardener who could dream round the garden in floaty dress and then sit on a garden bench, listening to the birdsong and writing poetry.
The ubiquitous Flowering Currant which is everyone’s garden at the moment, might be common but it is a welcome sight nevertheless and very useful for forcing to get early white flowers. I don’t know why the flowers do this magical trick when they are picked. I also have ‘White Icicles’ but the flowers are cream rather than white. I used to have one, with this name that had pure white flowers.
Ribes x gordonianum is quite special with coppery red and yellow flowers.
So there are a few flowers I am enjoying in the garden at the moment. I will leave the primroses and magnolias for another post.
I hope you are enjoying all your April blooms and I look forward to catching up with them later. Thank you to Carol at Maydreamgardens for hosting the meme.