Photos

A few photos to show what is looking good in the garden this month

A beautiful Pacific coast iris ‘Lavinia
The star-like flowers of Allium superglobe
An over wintered Cerinthe purpurea
Pale blue flower of the tree germander Teucrium fruticans
Baby pink flowers of the bloody crane’s bill, Geranium sanguineum
The papery flowers of a dark Astrantia
A Sanguisorba flower just opening
Huge new leaves of Rheum palmatum with purple undersides
Pale nodding flowers of Aquilegia clematiflora
Hesperis matronalis, dame’s violet or sweet rocket has a delicious fragrance
Mauve heads of the later flowering Camassia Leichtlinii Avon’s stellar hybrids in the grass
Rosa spinosissima altaica is gorgeous but does run!
The smokey dark foliage and pale pink flowers of Sambucus nigra ‘Pink lace’
Aesculus hippocastanum or horse chestnut candles
The pretty blossom of hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna has an acquired scent!
Hosta leaves as yet untouched by slugs!
Pink flowers of Tamarisk against a beautiful blue spring sky
Lovely to see a Holly blue butterfly
Mauve flowers of Geranium tuberosum before the plant dies down for the rest of the year
The many dark purple petals of Aquilegia ‘Black Barlow’
Beautiful veining on Geranium ‘Kashmir white’
Baby-blue flowers of the pygmy borage, Borago pygmaea
Clear white flowers of Geranium phaeum album
A purple spire of a Verbascum
Cut petals of Silene latifolia, white campion
Red may blossom, Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls scarlet’
Narcissus poeticus recurvus – pheasant’s eye daffodil
Cardamine pratensis – cuckoo flower or lady’s smock
Rosa Banksiae lutea with Clematis montana ‘Mayleen’
Primula veris – Cowslip
Knautia macedonica
Veronica gentionoides
Tragopogon flower just open – salsify
Centaurea montana – perennial cornflower
Osteospermum
Centaurea montana alba – white perennial cornflower
Persicaria bistorta – common bistort
Darmera peltata
Geranium ‘Chatto’
Polemonium ‘Lambrook mauve’ – Jacobs ladder
Hyacinthoides non-scripta – common bluebell
Anemone nemorosa – double white wood anemone
Lamprocapnos Formosa with pale ferny foliage, formally Dicentra – bleeding heart
Lamprocapnos spectabilis, formally Dicentra – bleeding heart
A freshly opened Mecanopsis cambric – Welsh poppy
A species tulip, Tulipa batalinii
Fritillaria pontica – fritillary