Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Don’t Stop me Now (I’m having such a good time)

GBBD.April14I make no apologies for today’s collage and the lack of text, because on this garden Bloggers Blooms Day the garden was singing:

Don’t stop me now I’m having such a good time
I’m having a ball
Don’t stop me now
If you wanna have a good time just give me a call
Don’t stop me now (‘Cause I’m having a good time)
Don’t stop me now (Yes I’m havin’ a good time)
I don’t want to stop at all

On April 15th last year the snowdrops had finished, but the Tête-à-Tête were in full flow, as were the hellebores, pulmonaria and primroses – and this year? Well, see for yourself – it’s no wonder the garden is having such a good time, and I wouldn’t dream of stopping it! For a slideshow of all the images, please click here. To see what other gardens are up to today do have a look at Carol’s blog May Dreams Gardens as she kindly hosts this monthly Blooms Day meme.

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29 Responses to Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Don’t Stop me Now (I’m having such a good time)

  1. Chloris says:

    How lovely, Cathy. I wish that I could pop round and have a look.. What a heavenly day and everything in bloom and looking wonderful.

  2. Geraldine says:

    what a lovely collage!

  3. Christina says:

    The clematis in the top row is a lovely colour and I like the effect of the mass of Anemone blanda.

    • Cathy says:

      These anemone blanda were only planted in the autumn and I am amazed how well they have settled down – I’m sure when I have planted them before they don’t look as wonderful in their first year.The clematis is ‘Constance’ – my favourite alpina

  4. Liz says:

    Hi Cathy,

    Very impressed that you have Astrantias blooming now; mine are looking nice and leafy but not expecting any blooms for a good long while yet. I’m going to lift a few of mine, so I hope I don’t upset them too much so they don’t bloom at all!

    I also love your alpine Clematis, for the first time in a few years it looks like my ‘willy’ might actually have something of a show – it’s sulked since I had to lift it to have a new fence and then put it back. But I definitely want to have a few more, especially one of the lighter, blue/purple varieties.

    • Cathy says:

      The astrantia may be ‘Buckland’ and seems to have been as tough as old boots – the pink and red ones are nowhere near flowering yet. I am sure ‘Willy’ will recover – Constance sulked after I moved it in full flower and had a year off but she has forgiven me now. I will look out for Willy as it is so nice to have clematis at this time of year, isn’t it?

  5. You sure are having a good time-so much so that I tweeted this for all to enjoy. Enjoyed your collage and your tulips. Happy GBBD.

  6. Pauline says:

    Lovely lovely flowers, they all say Springtime!

  7. croftgarden says:

    One can do nothing but admire.

  8. AnnetteM says:

    Beautiful flowers! I clicked on the image hoping it would be a gallery so I could look at the plants better individually. But then I was able to magnify the image so it was fine. They do look great all displayed together.

    • Cathy says:

      Sorry to be disappointed about the lack of a gallery – it’s not something I have done before but after reading your comment I have gone into WordPress and played about with the gallery option, so I may well add it. I must admit I was a little disappointed at the lack of detail on the tiny pictures as some of the originals were half-decent. I don’t know if it is worth using Flickr or Instagram as I have never used those either

      • AnnetteM says:

        Sorry for delay – just found your reply. I am going to try out Flickr shortly for my galleries, mainly because it doesn’t use WordPress space. Will let you know how I get on. How are you saving your images that you use. Uncle Spike has had a lot of comments on how to save images that you might find useful.
        Though he has promised to summarise shortly so you may prefer to wait.

        • Cathy says:

          Oh thanks for that Annette – I will make sure I look into it when time permits. It’s great learning from other bloggers 😉

          • AnnetteM says:

            Yes, I started doing the 201 WordPress course, but am sadly falling very behind. The chat between bloggers though has been amazing. I think I will do it again.

          • Cathy says:

            I stopped the regular emails from WordPress as I was getting so many but I have tried some of their challenges in the past – it’s good to learn new skills

  9. Kris P says:

    A perfect song to celebrate your spring blooms. A belated happy GBBD!

  10. I love your gallery! And the musical accompaniment! Things do seem to be much further ahead this year – I managed to keep up last year! I expect that GBBD helps to remind you of what was happening year on year. My memory alone would let me down!

  11. What a happy collage, ‘Constance’ is on my wishlist for post trellis painting planting – probably Autumn now. That track is now going round and round my head, so thanks for that 😉

  12. My goodness Cathy I can see why you are so happy!!

  13. Great pictures…beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing.

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