… or so it seems, so the tulips that appeared in a recent vase are now joined in their tank by the pretty pink ones, leaving me even more puzzled by what they are. A named mix of pink varieties from Aldi two or three years ago, they seem to be doing better each year, but despite the names and original illustrations am not certain what varieties they are – they might be Ollioulies and Van Eijk, or they might not.
As Christina has recently been describing on her blog each day, every walk round the garden, brings a new discovery but today I shall just focus on the ones making the greatest impact, most of which at this time of the year are bulbs. So in the woodland we have the most floriferous ever Rhododendron ‘Cheers’ with wood anemones and fritillaries, and bluebells coming into flower across the bark path:
In the bold borders species tulips Linifolia and T vvedenski ‘Henry Hudson’ are looking joyfully bold:
In the hedge border, increasingly referred to by the Golfer as ‘the owl border’, Anemone blanda looks stunning, even with their heads hung low to shrug off the rain. Already increasing well, these will be added to for next season:
On the eight pillars of the clematis colonnade Clematis alpina is in bud, half of them now opening. All but ‘Constance’ were newly planted two years ago and make me realise how long it can take for clematis to fully establish. Clockwise from top left: Pamela Jackman, Ocean Pearl (don’t you just love that huge pearly central boss?), Constance and Rosy Pagoda:
Blown in from outside the garden there are clumps of cowslips in the streamside grass, first overlapping the yellow of the ‘Tete a Tete’ but now providing sunniness on their own with the last of the narcissi having been deadheaded:
There are many more joys to discover on my April rambles, many more on the point of bursting into bloom, but I hope you have enjoyed sharing at least some of them with me on this Garden Bloggers Blooms Day, kindly hosted by Carol of May Dreams Garden