- On April 29, 2015
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April was a lovely month for the most part, pretty cold but lovely. The entire month was spent getting the garden ready for our first open event last weekend and we were lucky to have so much dry weather that we were able to get lots of painting and sorting done.
On the other hand, lots of new plants and bareroot hedging in dire need of some water, so we were glad to see the rain arrive, but it’s bitterly cold…..only 2’C this morning and just yesterday, gardens inland were telling of overnight lows of -6’C which has played havoc with their lovely emerging spring growth. We have taken a slight hit – some of the hydrangeas have been affected but we should be grateful for our milder but much windier micro climate.
Plants looking lovely this month… the pulmonarias have been wonderful, some favourites – Opal & Roy Davidson. The cowslips, polemonium Lambrook Mauve, lathyrus alboroseum, ranunculus Brazen Hussy, euphorbia martinii and amygdaloides purpurea are all looking lovely.
My favourite new narcissus has to be Blushing Lady, I was worried it would look a bit brash but it’s a subtle blush and the scent is superb.
A wonderful evening in April.