Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - April 2016

I love this time of year when plants begin to emerge from the ground and the first spring flowers appear in their cheering colours even if the weather is dull and wet. Being in the hills and higher up means plants are generally later emerging and flowering and it's always a relief to see what has survived winter and what hasn't. This winter here in our corner of Scotland was exceptionally wet and windy and I can count the number of snow and frost days on less that two hands! 

Below are some of the wee beauties flowering in my garden at home brightening up the wet, cold, dull days. Especially today when we have had rain, sleep, hail and snow! I've included some photos of foliage as for me it's as exciting and welcome as the flowers.

I'll start with my confused and curious Feverfew!

Fritillaria pallidiflora

Caltha palustris is covered in flowers this year

Caltha palustris being a bit arty

Cardamine heptaphylla coming into flower

A lovely combination, Cardamine pentaphyllum and Narcissus 'Tete a Tete'

A fig forming in the greenhouse, not  flower but exciting all the same!

As colourful as a flower, the foliage of Geranium x monacense 'Claudine Dupont'

The new foliage of Meconopsis chelidoniifolia with dew drops

Narcissus 'February Gold'

Pittosporum 'Silver Queen'

Primula denticulata

Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'

Pulmonaria 'Rachel vernie', a lovely variegated cultivar with red flowers

Ranunculus 'Brazen Hussy'

Rhododendron 'Snow Lady'

Scopolia carnicolica ssp. Hlandnikiana

Muscari botryoides 'Album'

Narcissus 'Tahiti'

The fabulous new foliage of Thalictrum 'Elin'

Vinca minor

Hacquetia epipactus

Primula denticulata 'Alba'

Check out  May Dream Gardens  to see what other garden bloggers have flowering in their gardens.

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  1. What gorgeous photos of all your lovely April blooms. I particularly love the Fritillaria pallidiflora

    1. Thank you Chloris, I have to admit the Fritillaria lives in the greenhouse where it thrives. I don't trust the cold wet weather we have for it to survive in the garden.

  2. All very pretty blooms, but Tahiti wins most beautiful award!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

    1. Thank you, Tahiti has flowered for weeks, well worth it's place in the garden :)

  3. Beautiful photography. Especially enjoyed your primroses and the daffodils. So many of ours (where I live, that is, not just mine) were caught in unseasonably ice cold weather and have become "droopodils". Isn't spring a wonderful time just the same? Happy GBBD.

    1. Hi Alana, thanks for commenting, we've had some late frost too but fortunately the daffodils have coped with it. I do like sprng with all the fresh foliage and cheerful flowers popping up after a long wet winter :)

  4. I bleddy loved this post. Your photographs of the plants in your garden are stunning. I'm with you on loving the green as well as the flower.
    Have a lovely week.
    Leanne x

    1. Aww Leanne thanks. I managed to get some time in the garden to take some photos last week, which for some was good as we have had frost the last couple of nights and some foliage an dflowers have suffered. Hope you have a good week too x


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