Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – April 09
I had hoped to do a slide show for this month but with one thing and another I havent had time to take the photos and compile the show so I’m afraid I will only be including my highlights.
Primulas are still one of the one flowers in my garden at the moment and my favourites are the Drumstick Primulas (above). I have four of them now and they are bulking up nicely. I hope to be able to divde them and start to create a drift.
Tulips are also beginning to be a feature this month. Above is Princess Irene (I think). I planted these in the border 3 years ago and they didnt do much and there wasnt much improvement last year. I meant to dig them up but forgot. I’m glad I did as this year they have reappeared and are healthy and strong with lots of flowers. I read somewhere that as they come from Turkey the bulbs like to bake in the sun so you should plant them on the edge of the border where they wont be shaded. This is where mine are but I cant imagine they got much of a chance to bake last year with all the rain we had.
I have other tulips in pots but they are only at the bud stage at the moment though the one below has an interesting colouring.
I’m also pleased with my Rancunculus Brazen Hussey (below)
The pond is beginning to come to life again with Marsh Marigolds flowering
I hope that by next month I will be able to include some Irises in my GBBD post – the first ones are coming into bud
Other colour in my garden is coming from the trees and shrubs which I recorded here
I did my first GBBD post a year ago today – I found it very interesting as of the flowers I featured only one of them is flowering at the moment. This could be because I have been moving the plants around or maybe because we havent had much rain for the last month, though today is beginning to make up for it.
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