With the midday wedding of Younger Daughter yesterday there was plenty of time (flowers having been prepared the day before) beforehand for a gentle stroll around the garden to take photos for April’s End of Month View. This meme is hosted by Helen the Patient Gardener and gives bloggers the chance to showcase or just keep a record of their gardens or certain parts of them at the end of every month. Do have a look at her blog to see her own post and links to many others. Thanks for hosting, Helen.
The day started sunny and bright (hence the shadows in some of the shots) but I knew there would be no opportunity other than first thing, so firstly we have the areas directly behind the house, the paved area and streamside/shrub border:
The shrub border from the other end, and then the woodland. A straggly red rhododendron is just coming into flower towards the bottom left:
The main borders from the Bothy folly, and the same borders from behind the sheds:
The clematis colonnade, now with colour on every post from Clematis alpina although not obvious on this photo:
The woodland edge border from both directions:
The three bold borders:
A quick peak inside the fruit cage, as the bushes and young trees build themselves up for their fruiting season. Mange tout peas have just been sown in the veg bed on the right.
The blue & white borders with their pleasing curves, accentuated all the more as the foliage fills out:
The rose garden, with lots of buds-in-waiting on the roses which have been underplanted with linaria grown from seed:
Back towards the house, the special snowdrop border is still white and green, but largely due to the Thalia narcissi along with the back and white scilla planted amongst the snowdrop foliage and spent flowers of green and white hellebores. Everytime I look out of the kitchen windows at this bed, I am reminded of just how successful raising the level by means of the brick edging has been.
And lastly, a sneak preview of what is to come in next month’s EOMV post at the end of May – the wisteria is in bud and should be at its full potential by then: