This quite a photo heavy post, but it's not my fault - there is so much happening in the garden! Tulips in the border are making an entrance. These are all ones I grew in pots originally and then transferred to the border.
Yes, this is Ballerina, with an unknown white variety which I don't remember planting, but must have done. It is welcome all the same.
Tulip Brown Sugar from last year and planted in the border. I was most impressed with this one and wanted more this year, but it wasn't available. I shall have to keep a look out for it this year.
Some of my daffodils are still flowering - this is Toto. I really like this one and it has been in flower for a while. It is also multi-headed. More needed for next year, I think.
A Camellia bought a year or two ago.
Narcissus Minnow looking very elegant and dainty.
Tulip Danceline starting to bud up. I am looking forward to seeing this one - a big peony-type flower.
Lathyrus Vernus looking pretty...
...alongside Lathyrus vernus alboroseus (these are all in pots).
Unfurling Ginkgo leaves on 'Mariken'.
Buds on a little philadelphus (Little White Love, I think).
Bluebells (also in a pot).
Plant of the moment has to be this Clematis alpina (label lost, but I may have made a note of it, so will check. Edited to add: indeed I did make a note of it - Rosy Pagoda). It got squashed when the wall fell on it and so I cut it right down. It seemed to struggle to get going last year, but this year it is looking the best I have ever seen it.
Here it is flowering beautifully and enjoying the sun we had yesterday.
Erythronium Pagoda is starting to flower too.
Here is my 'artistic' shot trying to look into the flower.
Magnolia Susan is also starting to flower. The nights are still a bit cold, so I am hoping it stays in bud a little longer.
Finally, blueberries in flower. Above is 'Northland'...
...and this is Blue Pearl. They fruited really well last year but so far, this year is a bit dry for them. I need to keep them well watered.
So much to enjoy - no wonder this is my favourite time of year (up until June).