Spring is when our garden looks its best. The only formality about our garden is that it is walled. The bottom half is populated by fruit trees (a legacy of the previous owner) and we have allowed that area to go semi-wild. Elsewhere we have a few shrubs, lawns and borders, and everywhere colour is slowly filling the garden.
Some plants are early but bizarrely the fruit trees are still not yet in blossom and that seems strange considering this must be the warmest month we’ve ever experienced. Maybe it’s the lack of rain that has inhibited them.
As you can guess, at this time of year I don’t have far to travel to find images! So today’s post shows a few items currently in flower in our garden. Not all these images have been taken this year, in some instances I haven’t been able to improve on a previous year’s image.
Forsythia is a substantial shrub that has a somewhat unruly growth, but in Spring it is a blaze of yellow. Not easy to photograph because of the clumping of flowers, that creates difficulties if one wants to isolate a few from a distracting background of a similar colour.
Primula is a vast genus of flowers of many colours of which the Primrose (below) is one variety.
I’ll post again from our garden as the season develops. The blossom should be out in a few days time.