If you visit my blog now and again you’ll already know that I love bright colours. However I’m not usually a fan of purplish red and yellow together… but somehow they seem to work in this little jug of spring flowers.
A few sunny days and plenty of rain and our Spring Garden has burst into life. I’ve deliberately kept to a simple colour palette because as you know I tend to go a bit mad with a riot of colours in our summer and autumn planting schemes. It’s quite unlike me to be tasteful so I like to make the most of it at this time of year!
Colours of Spring
April is the month of the daffodil. It’s difficult to choose a favourite. The zingy bright yellow of Narciccus Tete – a -Tete is always the first to flower in our garden. Along the lanes grass verges are lined with tall bright daffodils trumpeting that spring is here at last.
My photos give the impression that everything in the garden is rosy. And mostly it is. But there are times when things don’t go to plan, when part of the garden looks shabby and unkempt or pests move in and cause havoc in their own small way. These tricky situations are character building I tell myself.
Spring Garden Tidy Up
In the Spring Garden there are a few jobs for me to do this week. These would usually be jobs for May but the late spring here has delayed flowering.
The daffodils have finished flowering, keeled over and are finally beginning to turn yellow, a sure sign that all the nutrients from the leaves have returned to the bulb and it’s time to cut them back.