Thursday, 22 April 2021

Enjoying Spring in the garden

Even though we are having lovely sunny days, the nights are cold, with a bit of frost sometimes.  However, this is not stopping the garden from celebrating Spring.
The tulips in the border are flowering - above is Ronaldo.
Clematis is in bud.
Daffodils are still blooming.  This one is Narcissus Triandrus.
My favourite tulips, Ballerina, are opening out in the sunshine.
They are beautifully scented and such a joy!
Here is a pot of Tulip Brown Sugar, my second favourite.
Clematis Alpina Blue Dancer, with long elegant flowers.
Clematis Rosy Pagoda....
...and a close up.
The ever reliable Lathyrus Vernus, in pots, in shade, but providing a lovely splash of colour.
Lathyrus vernus Alboroseus.
Finally, the cheerful flowers of a saxifrage which is a new plant and needs to be potted into a bigger pot.  I think the garden is enjoying the sunshine, just like we are.

16 comments:

  1. Amazingly rich colours! Nothing can beat nature's array of colours,such a delight to see. My mother loved roses and clematis. I used to think as a child the clematis flowers were fairies and that they woke up at night and became real fairies then. :-) keep well Amanda x

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    1. Thanks, Amanda. It is a delight to see these lovely colours. I have lots of roses in the garden and always look forward to June when they are at their best. The clematis flowers could well be fairies - that's a lovely thought!
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  2. It's lovely to have so much colour back in the garden again, it's a wonderful time of year with so many spring bulbs blooming. I do like those pale yellow daffs.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. It's my favourite time of year (up until June) as everything looks so fresh. The pale yellow daffs were an impulse buy for Wilkos last Autumn, but they have been in flower for a while now so were a good purchase. If you like the white/pale daffs, 'Thalia' is a really white daff and in the same family as those above. I may have to get some this Autumn, I think.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  3. Spring is such an exciting, vibrant time isn't it? My Spring garden walks are packed with joy and wonder - as I am sure yours are.
    And huge thanks for sharing some of the beauty from your slice of heaven.

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    1. Thanks, EC. It really is - always something new to see and enjoy. The garden seems to change daily in Spring. I think a lunch break outside is on the cards today - something to look forward to.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  4. Hello Ellie, Ronaldo tulip is a reet 'ansome lad isn't he! And those beautiful ballerinas are dancing away. I keep on meaning to get a clematis but I get confused by the choice. There's a national collection just up the road from me apparently for Clematis viticella. Have a lovely weekend. Lulu x

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    1. Thanks you and welcome, Lulu. Ronaldo is lovely with the orange tulips but I have a pot of just him and he is very handsome!
      When do you want your clematis to flower and how much work do you want to do with pruning? That will dictate which would suit you best. The alpinas and macropetalas are Spring flowering and don't need pruning, the viticellas flower after July and just need a haircut each year down to a strong pair of buds (about 15-30 cm) in February. (They are the ones I have in my garden).
      Have a happy gardening weekend too.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  5. Lovely Spring garden, gorgeous colours and such an array of of different forms and textures xcx

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. The flowers of Spring are so welcome and bring a lot of joy.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  6. Beautiful blooms! Tulips are nature's velvet.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thanks, Amalia. The dark coloured tulips really do look like velvet!
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  7. The new life of spring! I love it all. Hoping everything's good in your world, Ellie. ~Andrea xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Andrea. All is well here, thank you. I love the Spring flowers too.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  8. Happy Spring! Your flowers are lovely, I'm so jealous. Are Daffodils are gone and nothing else has yet sprung up. Clematis don't bloom here until late summer. Your tulips are awesome. I really need to plant some. Next up for me will be my purple Iris. They are one of my favorites, but it will be awhile yet.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. I am sure you'll really enjoy your tulips when you get them. The clematis here are the alpina varieties which flower in Spring. I do have others that will flower in summer. I really enjoy seeing the Spring flowers. I'm jealous of your purple irises - I have tried growing them but they just don't like my garden!
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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