Through the Garden Gate April 2022
April is the month for tulips and forget me nots, honesty and camassia. Usually the tulips get damaged by rain, but it has been so dry and cold and windy the tulips have put on a wonderful display in the borders but we have used up all the water in our water barrels. It makes such a difference having the borders full of colour after the long barren winter!
We have finally got the fences that blew down in February replaced, if you remember I decided to paint them all grey so I have spent hours in the garden painting them this month!
We have been enjoying this view of the wallflowers and tulips from the conservatory.
I think Tavi thought I was talking a picture of him rather than the magnolia that I bought from the market a few months ago, so far it is surviving the salty sea winds.
The clumps of honesty have been amazing, they have brightened the garden and are providing lots of cut flowers. It has been lovely opening the bedroom curtains every morning to a sea of white flowers.
The apple trees are full of buds and flowers, so we are hopeful of a good harvest this year.
My attempt of a bulb lasagne, I loved the tiny daffodils however sadly the tulips didn't flower for very long.
Outside the front window is Spirea and Euphorbia Wulfenii the colours look so fresh!
I thought our spring garden wasn't too bad until we visited the tulip festival at Forde Abbey it was fantastic, I need to plant even more tulips next year to try and create this on a smaller scale! (More images can be seen on my instagram account .
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