Thursday, 15 April 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ~ April 2010

 


This time last year forget - me - nots were singing the blues but not a peek from them yet or from the blue clematis alpina down at the end of the garden. We have been enjoying a spell of settled dry weather here - in fact dare I say it some April showers would be more than welcome. The stars of the garden at the moment are the autumn flowering cherry now resplendent in its second flush and hellebore' Mrs Betty Ranicar' (both pictured in the third row). The latter went through a sulking phase last year and only produced a handful of flowers but this year has come back strong. The name of the plant in the bottom left hand corner has gone from my memory. I think that it begins with an M. If anybody can name it I would be most grateful.

You can enjoy other April blossoms over at May Dreams Gardens kindly hosted each month by Carol.

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful display blooming in your garden. Love the mosaic. Take care:)

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  2. Some of my plants seem to be at least a month behind last year. The white flower looks familar but I cant place it either. Have you had a look on the RHS plant finder by putting in a description?

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  3. Love your blooming quilt Anna!

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  4. Your garden is radiating the fresh colours of spring. It must difficult to ever go indoors this time of year! :)

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  5. Very pretty Anna, nice subtle colours for this time of year.

    I have to agree on the water situation, my pots all need watering, especially my skimmia by the front door.
    Rain would be good round about now!

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  6. I love your hellebores. Mine are still going strong amidst the daffodils which is not common! I have some forget me nots in a particularly sheltered and sunny place but the rest are still resolutely green.

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  7. Your flower mosaic is lovely. I've always been fond of forget-me-nots and I only have one left. I know they reseed but my husband sabotages them! The bottom left leaf looks like it's in the primrose family but I don't know which one.

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  8. Love the new clean look of the page.
    And the picture grouping makes it easy: I let it 'ripen' on a different page while I get to read the post and comments. Much nicer than having the page bob up and down . (sorry, poor cousin with dial-up :-)
    What a wonderful collection of hellebore clumps. How did the new one behave?

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  9. Meant to say that those double primroses are ever so strong. They look fragile, but are tough and pretty.

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  10. Lovely blooms, I particularly like the hellebore. I don't want any rain yet, I'm still waiting for the allotment to dry out so that I can get my potatoes planted.

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  11. So very pretty Anna. Lovely mosaic - I am still trying to find the time to add mosaics to my blog!
    I agree - we could do with some nice refreshing rain to go with the sunshine.

    Jeanne
    x

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  12. 'Mrs. Betty' looks fantastic. Our gardens seem to be at the same point, with the Hellebores and Brunnera. Your Primroses are lovely. Maybe some day I'll figure out what they want.

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  13. My garden is exactly at the same point as yours Anna. I was looking through the window today at my clematis and wondering if there was even a flower bud on the plant as its sending out quite alot of leaves. As for the forgetmenots - theres no sign of them here yet either. I've been away from the garden so I am just looking through the window just now and wondering if they even made it through the winter here.

    Your collage is lovely.

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  14. Hi Anna

    All is well behind here too. That said, we've had some lovely weather this last week, 25C today and not a cloud but likewise, could do with a drop of rain.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.