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Springtime garden 2024 (2)


By hywel


April & May

April was colourful in my garden, mainly because of the Forget-me-nots, there were hundreds of them and there didn’t seem to be any space between them – my garden was a sea of blue
except for a few Dandelions poking through :) can you see them ?

April also brought a splash of colour from my £1 Woolworths shrub Prunus triloba. It’s very pretty but never lasts long enough for me :-

I had some pretty plants flowering in my borders …

Primula vulgaris

Pulmonaria angustifolia

Omphalodes capadoica

Saxifraga urbium

As May progressed I had some Aquilegias coming into flower,
and Mecanopsis cambrica which I am glad to see in my garden now – over the years it has been in the hedgerow outside but very reluctant to enter.

And of course the lovely Dicentra, now called Lamprocapnos spectabilis :(
(and if they must have a change of name I wish it would be something easy to remember and pronounce !)

The end of May brought out an Early Clematis – Dr Rupel
and an early rose – Eyes for You

Now we’re half way through June and the days are nice and long, and the plants are loving the sunshine.
I’ve got lots of alterations lined up for my garden and hope to be getting on with them during the summer and following seasons so I’ll keep you posted :)

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Very colourful selection in your garden Hywel. We are all the same,there are always alterations large or small just when you think all has been done.

17 Jun, 2024


Hello Hywel

What a colourful blog love your plant selection including your blue cloud of forget me not - something similar for me only my garden is a sea of yellow - coming to an end now the Welsh Poppy - the bees love them so they can stay I have not blogged for a while I keep getting crowded out with adverts - looking forward to seeing your summer improvement plan - take care - Jane

17 Jun, 2024


Hywel your flowers are beautiful, and your forget me nots look wonderful, I have just sent for a packet of seeds , so I hope I have a sea of blue next spring.Best wishes Callie.

17 Jun, 2024


Some lovely blooms Hywel. I like the Omphalodes. I wish they would’nt reclassify & change plant names. You get used to one name & then suddenly it’s being called something else. Dicentra is a name I always seem to remember, so that’s how it will stay for me, I guess. I can’t grow it though :-(

17 Jun, 2024


great blog and you have had lots of sunshine????

the flowers are wonderful. I have the orange Welsh poppy and no yellow ones.

wish I was in Wales then. haha :)

17 Jun, 2024


Lovely to see all your flowers again, Hywel! Your garden always looks so colourful! 👏

17 Jun, 2024


Thanks for all your comments.

I'm sorry you're getting adverts Jane, lots of people seem to be plagued by them.
I've got two adblocks installed on my laptop so never see any.

We've had both sunshine and rain Eileen but it has been rather cold.
I've never seen orange Welsh Poppies. I didn't know such a thing existed.

Good luck with the Forget me nots Callie I hope they grow well for you.

Dicentra only lasts a few years for me Feverfew, then they die off and I have to get new ones. I had a white one last year but it hasn't shown up this year so I guess its time was up.

18 Jun, 2024


I have enjoyed seeing all the flowers in your garden, Hywel, lovely photos. I have a couple of orange Welsh Poppies now, have put a photo of them on for you.

18 Jun, 2024


Thanks I'll have a look ...

20 Jun, 2024


Lots of gorgeous Spring and Summer colours, Hywel. What a sea of blue with your Forget-Me-Nots!!! So pretty.
Love your strong purple Aquilegia too. I'm looking forward to your updates later on, always great to start new projects!

21 Jun, 2024


Thank you :)

21 Jun, 2024

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