Very late with GBBD but, looking back to March’s End of Month View, spring has suddenly accelerated in the last fortnight and some tulips have come and gone!
Even more astonishing are a few Fritallaria meleagris, still flowering in the lawn.
And although some tulips have finished, Tulip Queen of the Night, is still looking mighty fine – what a colour!
Plenty of over wintered Antirrhinums. I particularly like the first one, A. majus nanum Black Prince, and lovely to see them flowering so early.
Other annuals already flowering Nicotina mutablis – this either self seeded or survived the winter (er, in which case it can’t be an annual!)
and good old Cerinthe major purpurescens. This one’s a bit mildewed already, but you’ve got to love that astonishing slatey purple flower colour.
Plenty of Pelagoniums too, these two in the greenhouse
but these two outside (and have been all winter).
Also in the greenhouse I’m excited to see this small shrubby plant blooming again. It hails from Madeira, but I’m not sure of the name.
With thanks to Carol at May Dream Gardens who hosts everyone’s GBBDs.