Through the garden gate in April
Another month has flown by and again I am leaving it until the last moment to take your through my garden gate and look at what has been happening in our garden this month!
Our garden is full of forget-me-nots (which seem to set seed everywhere) and tulips, which are one of my favourite flowers. Although I bought this collection from Sarah Raven last year, it has done well again this year. I noticed looking back on previous posts that the purple variety on the left has been flowering since February!
These are some of the other tulips growing elsewhere in the garden. They are all so different, but equally beautiful. What is the best plant in your garden this month?
We also have some bluebells in one corner of the garden, they were one of the few flowers that were already there.
In the cutting patch/ fruit garden the wallflowers are just coming into flower, we also have a corner of wild garlic.
Everything seems so slow at the moment, our first sowing of seeds has not been as successful as last year. I'm not sure if it is due to the temperature or the appearance of snails, who have suddenly discovered the greenhouse!, We had snow too this week, it quickly melted but some days, it has felt bitterly cold. We visited Powderham Castle yesterday, which was running a plant fair. Although the views were lovely looking down to the Exe estuary, it was freezing and we didn't hang around admiring the views.
Of course we didn't come away empty handed, there was just too many plants to tempt us. We added to our collection of carnations and geraniums. Below are a few things that I admired at the show. I loved the idea of a hanging basket of cut and come again salad leaves.
Other who usually participate "Through the garden gate " are :-
Vintage sheet addict - (Down the garden path)
Thank you so much for the comments on my last post it was so lovely reading about all the birds you have seen migrating where you live too. Thank you also to Em from Handmade by Em for nominating me for a Liebster award. I decided a few years ago to make the blog award free so unfortunately I won't be participating but if you haven't met Em and her dog called Barry do pop by and say hello.
Wishing you all a good week,enjoy the bank holiday.