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April & May Garden | 2015

by - Monday, May 25, 2015


Pink Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts) Flowers in front of Purple Ajuga Reptans
Wow... it's nearly June! And I'm very aware I haven't posted a garden update since March... *hangs head in shame*

Of course, everything wedding related is full steam ahead now so my evenings and weekends are taken up by a lot of things that don't involve blogging... I'll be very grateful when I've got a bit more time on my hands to be writing again!

So, in fear of my April garden disappearing from existence, here's an update from the last two months; April & May...

Dicentra Spectabilis 'Bleeding Hearts' Flower Buds

Anemone de Caen Corms in Pots

Irises Backlit by Sun


Solomon's Seal Bud

Tubers in Pots

White Hydrangea Flowers

My Hydrangeas aren't really out yet... every year I buy indoor ones that Homebase have greatly reduced due to their flowers finishing, and so I harden them off throughout April for them to then take up residence in the garden. All the Hydrangeas I have started life this way and I've never had to pay full price for them!

Forsythia Flowers against Blue Sky

Burgundy Japanese Maple (Acer) Leaves

Purple Ajuga Reptans

Dahlia & Anemone Shoots

Aquilegia Bud (Granny Bonnet)

Apple Blossom Flowers against Sky

I must admit I missed my chance to capture the apple blossom at it's best... It was absolutely stunning, in full blossom around four weeks ago. Which was also the week that we had the non-stop storms and heavy rain, and all my lovely apple blossom ended up on the grass within two days!

Bluebells Beneath Apple Tree

Pink Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts)

Remember my Dicentra Spectabilis from last year? I actually gasped a little bit at how small it was, looking back! And I'm definitely stunned at how much it's grown since. Only a year later, it's about five times the size and commanding centre stage in the garden!

Aquilegia (Granny Bonnet) Buds

Blue Forget Me Not

Pink Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts) Flowers

Purple Ajuga Reptans

Red Azalea Buds

White Solomon's Seal Buds

Pink Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts) Flowers

Bluebells beneath Apple Tree

Irises Backlit by Sun

Pink Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts) Flowers

Bluebells in Sunlight

Red Azalea Flowers

 Blue Forget Me Nots

Pink Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts) Plant

Bluebells beneath Apple Tree

Pink Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts) Flowers in Sunlight

English Garden in May

Pink Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts) Flowers with Blue Forget Me Nots

Pink Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts) Flowers in front of Purple Ajuga Reptans

The colours in the garden at the moment are just phenomenal! The star of the show, my Dicentra Spectabilis above, sits proudly right in the middle of the garden. It's surrounded by the deep purple shades of the Ajuga Reptans, the breezy blues of the Forget-Me-Nots, the bold greens of the foliage everywhere and the coral red of the Azalea. The centre of the garden is just one big explosion of colour at the moment, and it looks fantastic!

And, seeing as it's that second May bank holiday time, I spent all of Saturday afternoon putting in my bedding plants. I think there may still be some spaces that need them though, so it's not all over yet!

Have a fabulous week my friends, and I'll see you again soon.

Much love,

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