That Was The Month That Was.

That Was The Month That Was.

April in GG,  … A month of Snowdrops, Tulips, daffodils, Bluebells, Forget-me-nots, bright leaves, and so much colour and sunshine.

This Tulip was deformed, tied to itself, but eventually it broke free.

Daffodils came too, many thrown in late and coming up surprises like the tiny, tiny ones which appeared near the end of the month in amongst their bigger cousins in the rhubarb!

Heucheras have awoken, growing more glorious each day.

There are coloured leaves and bracts all around GG …..

New Copper Hazels all the way from lovely Wales are growing stronger daily.

… and there are blues … blue Forget-Me-Nots, blue Grape Hyacinths, blue Campanula with the pink, Bellis Daisies …

… and Bluebells :-)

Geranium, Anne Folkard blooms; a fresh blossom each day which fades to a soft blue around the edges as it matures …

… and the Clematis Montana has climbed back in abundance :-)

Already there are roses!

There so much colour and shape, with promise of more to come. Snowdrops came from Somerset with a new variety of Primula.

My flower of the month has to be …

… in all Honesty! …

The Tulip.

Anne, in Gertie’s Garden during April 2020.


… and I haven’t even mentioned the sunshine and shadows, or the birds and the bees yet!



12 Responses

  1. mick1970 says:

    Very nice Anne. Plenty of colour must try to get to like tulips daffodils loads at work might try and introduce some in my garden

    • gertie says:

      Thanks Mick …there really has been loads of colour … love it :lol: Re Tulips, there seem to be more and more frilly, fancy ones around, as well as spiky star shapes when they open out in the sun and they last for days’n’days and glow in the sunshine Mick. i think you would enjoy them :good: :rose:

  2. Len says:

    Beautiful pictures as always anne. you should be really proud. :good:

  3. gertie says:

    Thank you Len.. :-) Proud isn’t a word I’d use but I do love it in the garden, seeing all the new flowers blooming, all the colours and sunshine, birds and bees etc. It’s a great little World out there :good: :rose:

  4. Allan says:

    Nice selection of pics Anne,That copper hazel has caught ok, :rose:

  5. cilla says:

    What a glorious array of colour Anne. You should indeed be proud and it must give you much pleasure wandering round there in these wierd times. I want to follow that path in the last picture, all those lovely things in it. :-)

  6. Gorgeous, Anne and lovely to have such a colourful garden during this enforced quarantine – really lifts the spirits :rose:

    • gertie says:

      Thanks Jane, we both enjoy it. All around the Arbour the scent of Vanilla wafts from the blossoms of the Montana Clematis, and elsewhere the Bluebells leave a lingering sweetness too. I can think of worse places to do our daily ten laps!! :lol: :rose:

  7. VegVamp says:

    Stunning Anne, and such an abundance of colour, it’s beautiful, and a credit to your hard work. :good:

  8. gertie says:

    Thank you Karen … we are so lucky to have a little garden … it’s a real source of pleasure and learning, and although it remains itself there are little changes and interesting needs to follow up each year. GG needs paths to be re-made quite often [as Walls inside a room may need re-decorating from time to time!] but other wise the garden redecorates itself from year to year [with our help of course ;-) ] :clover: :rose:

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