April Update

Everything is springing to life. Flowers everywhere. We’ve had a bit of cold snap in the last week of April – a shocking return to winter conditions: grey, overcast, and quite cold at night. But the growth continues apace. Last summer I sprinkled honesty seed around the woods beds full of hope, and this spring we have lovely drifts of purple flowering honesty (aka money plant). They’re thriving nested in around the mid-woods Echium patch, and some of them stand waist-height, creating a dramatic splash of colour. Just shows the wonders of lazy gardening – simply cut seedheads and sprinkle around the place and – voila!

Big patch of lovely honesty in the woods. (24 April 2022)
Back patch brick island bed with towering Echium and Field Daisy in full flower. The cherry tree blossom is starting to fade mid-April.

We planted white and pink Asiatic Lily, Lily tree and Gladioli into brick lined island bed, after a full afternoon of turning over the soil and digging out grass and weeds. Fingers crossed for a spectacular display later this summer.

Early flowering clematis growing on the climbing rose pergola post. (24 April 2022)
Bluebell and forget me not add early touches of blue to the peony beds under the large cherry tree. These beds also have developing patches of self-seeded wood violet. Lovely! (24 April 2022)
Peony patch, late April 2022. Beds mulched with lovely & light leaf mould from the woods. (24 April 2022)

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