Blooming April


Erythronium revolutum ‘Knightshayes’

Fleeting, but enchanting. And regrettably just the one. I hope this Erythronium will spread itself around. Seeds sown from it last August have not germinated yet but then they didn’t really get the prerequisite winter chill.


Hacquetia epipactis 001 Wm[1]


Hacquetia epipactis

When it comes to subtlety, not many blooms can beat this. At first I thought I had lost it among the mass of vegetation on the woodland floor. You can understand why. Another one that needs to rapidly form a larger clump.


Primula 004 Wm[1]


Primula vulgaris

From the unusual to the commonplace. The wild primrose is everywhere right now, in drifts all around the garden..


Primula 005 Wm[1]


.. and on the Devon banks which line the country lanes. Alongside the drive it rubs shoulders with other wildflowers, like these violets.


Camellia 005 Wm


Camellia (inherited, variety unknown)

Last month I included a shot of a single bloom. Here is the whole shrub, still going strong. It is a ‘rescue’ Camellia. When we arrived here we found it languishing in a tiny pot, a spindly little thing with chlorotic leaves. It has thrived planted out in our slightly acidic soil.


Chaenomeles 002 Wm[1]


Chaenomeles (inherited, variety unknown)

…coming to an end


Azalea 003 Wm[1]


Azalea (inherited, variety unknown)

… coming next.


Geum Flames of Passion 002 Wm[1]


Geum ‘Flames of Passion’

The Geums are just starting out too. I do love these plants. Mounds of foliage provide excellent ground cover and they bloom on and off for months.


Geum Lemon Drops 003 Wm[1]


Geum ‘Lemon Drops’


Tulip 001 Wm[1]


Tulip (inherited, variety unknown)

I have been bemoaning, to the point of boredom I know, my lack of Spring bulbs. Well look what I found. The photo shows off their good side.. there are beak marks on the back of one. I caught Mr P in the act.


Tulip 002 Wm[1]


Tulip (inherited, variety unknown)

And it gets even better.. this looks like a species to me but I have no idea which one. Delicate white tips and a flash of blue at the base. It has appeared in a clump of transplanted grape hyacinths.


Erysimum Bowles Mauve 001 Wm[1]


Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

Three purchases this month. They’ve gone into gaps in the newly renovated terraces for, I hope, a more cottage garden feel.


Armeria maritima Armada Rose 001 Wm[2]


Armeria maritima ‘Armada Rose’



Lithodora diffusa Heavenly Blue 001 Wm[1]


Lithodora diffusa Heavenly Blue


Spring has sprung!


Linking to Carol and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens, where you will find other April bloomers from around the world.