Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – April 2015
Beware, there are a lot of photos this month. So many in fact, I’ve been getting behind on photos and grew too bored when cropping and sorting them that I’ve had to cut out or ignore some.
For the last couple of weeks the weather has been very nice, allowing for plenty of jobs to be done nice and early on in the season. For example I’ve already managed to power wash the walls and decking and have begun painting the garden walls so they’re nice and fresh.
Last week I managed to get the thatching on the lawn done and in the process managed to rub off a patch of skin off my hand. I don’t even think it managed to blister; just straight rubbed off without even realising it!
However, I’m not the only one. Someone at work also had skin rubbed off from thatching. Now I don’t feel quite so silly.
Add the rubbed-off patch of skin and other random scratches on my hands I think one can definitely tell it’s gardening season. I often wonder if people notice all my scratches and think I must be super clumsy or maybe they assume I own a cat?
So, onto the photos. I have to admit some are a little older, but as I haven’t yet featured them I decided to include them even though their blooms may now be finished/ing.
Tulipa Turkestanica has finished now, but I do love them so I’m posting these photos. I need to plant more as I’ve lost some over the years and they look best planted en-masse. Like most other spring bulbs, really.
Plus it helps that they are a food source for early butterflies.
A pink forget-me-not this year… I don’t think I have any whites unfortunately. But they’re only just opening so one may still surprise me yet.
The Autumn cherry is currently in somewhat of a flourish of blooms, I think spurred on by the much nicer weather we’ve been having. More photos of blossom-laden branches for another post.
I’ve been seeing my first Honey Bees over the last couple of weeks, and the Cherry is definitely attracting its fair share of different Bee species.
I’ve been enjoying sticking my nose in Magnolia blooms too… Just be sure to check for any creepy crawlies in the blooms first!
And to round up this much cut-down post some random blooms from around the garden. Osmanthus is just going over now whilst the Russian Dwarf Almond is just coming into bloom.