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PerspicaciaTick Sun 26-Apr-15 16:48:11

My garden is looking very green and vibrant today.

I can see:
Apple blossom
Camellia (although the flowers are starting to drop)
Forget me nots
Hellebores are hanging on
Euphorbia are doing their limey green thing and perking up one corner

What can you see? And what region are you in? (And I might nick your ideas grin)

PerspicaciaTick Sun 26-Apr-15 16:51:50

Argh - forget to say that although the greenery is lovely, I'm impatient for the flowers to get going.

Moln Sun 26-Apr-15 16:56:53

Blue bells, Glasnevin and 'ephant ears' -can't recall their proper names! The chives and chervil are just getting ready to go too

PerspicaciaTick Sun 26-Apr-15 17:05:26

I like the sound of Glasnevin - especially if it smells nice. is it related to Deadly Nightshade? It has similar flowers.

FraterculaArctica Sun 26-Apr-15 17:08:12

Similar to you Perspicacia. Tulips. Apple tree just coming out. Hellebores hanging on. Loads of forget me nots. Forsythia. A couple of late narcissi.

We've just moved house and it's really exciting seeing what's in the garden. The previous owners seem to have been mad keen on aquilegia, there are loads of plants which will be bursting into flower a month or two from now!

mousmous Sun 26-Apr-15 17:08:21


PerspicaciaTick Sun 26-Apr-15 17:12:47

I love aquilegia - they always look very elegant.

mousmous - do you know what sort of clematis? I'm up for recommendations as we've just had to take out our big clematis when the arch and fence it grew on collapsed in a storm plus it didn't flower much.

wonkylegs Sun 26-Apr-15 17:19:49

In the main garden
Bluebells, Daffs & Tulips
Cherry, plum & pear blossom,
apples haven't come out yet
azalias - red, purple & blue
Blue periwinkles
White hellibores
Yellow Kerry Japonica
White mock orange are just coming out
Something pink that I have no idea what it is but it's very pretty
Purple Pansies & Some small reddish pink flowers again no idea what they are but they are very pretty
First hints of some white hydrangea

In the kitchen garden
Strawberry flowers
Periwinkles again

RustyBear Sun 26-Apr-15 17:20:49

Primroses - hundreds of them, everywhere, also forget-me-nots. Also some bluebells, though mostly the Spanish variety, and a few white ones.

A few violets left in the rockery and between the patio flagstones. Tulips, grape hyacinths, and Loddon lilies in the front border.

Flowering shrubs - the forsythia is almost over, but Kerria, flowering currant and quince are doing well, and the lilac tree is nearly in full flower, so is the laurel, and next-door's apple tree

Oh, and a few dandelions....

Moln Sun 26-Apr-15 17:22:56

here's the Glasnevin, the comments in the link aren't too pleased with it so it seems, but I like it and I've it trained to a fence

mousmous Sun 26-Apr-15 17:28:36

I think it's clematis montana. (was here hen we moved in, is a beast of a plant)
smells divine in the evenings.

Alpinecrunch Sun 26-Apr-15 17:29:15

I've bought 2 pots of lavender but have no idea how to look after them. They're so pretty. I know nothing about gardening but I love lavender and plan to have it everywhere. I guess I should mixit up a bit but need to have pots rather than planters. Ideas welcome.

Mouthfulofquiz Sun 26-Apr-15 17:30:02

The last dregs of a forsythia,
Many many hybrid bluebells
Forget me not
Exochorda bush which looks absolutely amazing, (it's called 'The Bride')
Lots of small purple and blue flowers which I'm not sure of their names

pepperrabbit Sun 26-Apr-15 17:37:03

We have tulips and late daffs going strong, the azalias look great and the white rhododendron is just just coming out, pink one resolutely in bud (note use of technical gardening terms!)
Rosemary is flowering and the apple tree is in full blossom after last year when it was dire.
Forsythia gone over a bit, pulmonaria, which has taken over while I blinked is at least pretty at the mo.
In the front the primulas are lovely, a solitary grape hyacinth and a single red carnation doing it's best!
Oh and broom smile lots of broom.

Franke Sun 26-Apr-15 17:43:31

Bleeding hearts
Apple blossom
Forget me nots
Pieris is just starting
Japanese ornamental quince
Clematis just starting

Yes, all the greenery is lovely. But we've just discovered we've got box tree catapillars sad so need to deal with them somehow.

mousmous Sun 26-Apr-15 17:49:23

oh and forgot the daisies and dandelions smile

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Sun 26-Apr-15 18:00:55

Dandelions everywhere <sobs>

SugarPlumTree Sun 26-Apr-15 18:09:52

Cherry and apple blossom
Forget me nots
Early sensation clematis
Erysium Bowles Mauve
Erysium Winter orchid
Geisha girl Japanese quince
Flowering currant

Lots of dandelions

PerspicaciaTick Sun 26-Apr-15 18:12:59

People over the road seem to be cultivating dandelions. They are very successful.

wobblebobblehat Sun 26-Apr-15 18:14:53

Daffodils (on last legs!)

Looking very pretty if a bit mad... Have just been out there having a tidy... grin

Moln Sun 26-Apr-15 18:25:24

Alphinewood* take a look at this for lavender tips

Mouthfulofquiz Sun 26-Apr-15 19:34:01

I've gone lavender mad too here - have planted 5 in the last week, varying different types. They look and smell divine.

Alpinecrunch Sun 26-Apr-15 20:15:45

Ooh, thanks Moln smile

KiteKit Sun 26-Apr-15 20:26:32

We have tulips, 1 lone daffodil, primroses, cowslips (just on the turn), muscari, auberita, cherry blossom, geranium, hydranaga, aquilegia, bluebells, hellebores, forgetmenots, primulas, campanulas in bud, tons of other stuff about to burst into flower so looking forward to that!

bobblypop Sun 26-Apr-15 20:58:26

tulips (many, assorted)
daffodils (few left)
lavandula tiara
hellebores still going

dicentra spectabliis - pink and white
magnolia heaven scent
magnolia stellata
cherry just finished blossoming
forget me nots

must get some nice spring bulbs in the back for next year I think...

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