I’m choosing to resist the temptation to bemoan the weather over the last month and instead celebrate the abundance in my borders.
The tipsy pots are a clear indicator of the absence of the gardener for most of this past month. Life has been busy with little time to garden but I had a wonderful long weekend last week in Newcastle upon Tyne at the Quilters Guild conference learning lots of new techniques and making new friends.
The weather while I was away was stunning, temperatures up in the 20Cs, which coupled with all the moisture that has accumulated over the past months resulted in a significant growth spurt in the garden during my absence.
The tulips that were only thinking of forming buds are now flowering, and new shoots abound with peonies, geraniums and hosta foliage adding a wonderful freshness and sense of anticipation.
Unusually for me I am really pleased with my garden. I love the density of the planting which has occurred despite me and due to my lack of gardening last year. I know full well that if I had seen my border last year looking as per the top photo with the trillium poking its head out among the pulmonaria I would have been busy cutting back the pulmonaria so the trillium was more obvious; this though leaves the plants appearing as isolated islands. Through neglecting the garden and spending less time fussing I have learnt that I love this fuller look.
And this month the garden will all be about the Camassias which are just coming into their own and sadly I will probably miss while I am away at the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling in Austin, Texas.
So that was my garden at the end of April 2018. I invite you to join in with the End of Month Meme. You can use it however you like all I ask if that you link to this post and leave a link to your post in the comment box below.