The garden seems to change daily, with flowers popping up all over the place. Most have managed the overnight frosts but a large red rhododendron flowers were wilted by the frost.
The garden seems full of wildlife, birdsong, butterflies, buzzing insects af all kinds, and the bats have emerged to fly across the front of the house in the evening. Wood mice have been especially active, eating pea and bean seedlings!
so if we had managed to open the garden this is what you might have seen this week!
Photographs: 1.Tulips in a sea of forget -me-nots
2. Ipheon with honesty and welsh poppy
3. Paris quadrifolia, a woodland plant which is a British native!
4. Lunaria lividia -a perennial honesty
5. Buddleia agathosma an unusual early flowering buddleia whose leaves grow to over 30 cms in the summer.