Epimedium - new leaves

Garden diary: March

Highlights of the April garden

Epimedium (photo, left)
Hyacinth "Delft Blue"
Tulip "Apricot Beauty"
Tulip "Queen of the Night"
Tulip "Mariette"
Akebia quinata - full of bright green leaves and small purple flowers
Dicentra spectabilis - a fine combination of gaudy colour and very graceful form
Clematis alpina "White Columbine"
Blue early-flowering clematis (photo, right)

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Oh, to be in England
Now that April's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England - now!!

Robert Browning - Home-Thoughts, from Abroad (1845)

Blue early-flowering clematis

Blue early-flowering clematis

Garden diary: May