Guest Post: Spring in My Cotswold Garden

My Mum has written a guest post for my blog, as she is a keen gardener and horticulturalist. Please read! Kate

Just spent a lovely afternoon in my back garden, with the sun out and the temperature feeling really warm – one of the first few times this year. There is so much needs to be done, as I don’t seem to have found the time to have gone through the borders and cleared all the old leaves and dead stems of perennial plants away.  Birds were singing and there was a flurry of activity in neighbouring gardens with the sound of lawnmowers, hedge trimmers etc. plus the smell of freshly cut grass and scented flowers. All in all, this has inspired me to get going with some gardening myself. Looking good in my back garden at the moment, or ideal to flower at the moment, are:

  1. Helleborus orientalis (Lenten rose)
  2. Brunnera macrophylla20170402_180602
  3. Magnolia × loebneri ‘Leonard Messel
  4. Primula veris (Cowslip)
  5. Muscari (Grape hyacinth)
  6. NarcissusTête á Tête‘ (Dwarf narcissus)20170402_180052.jpg
  7. Camellia × williamsii ‘Donation‘ (Camellia)
  8. Ribes pulborough scarlet (Flowering currant)
  9. Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy mespilus)
  10. Small evergreen daphne (highly scented)20170402_180520

If you’d like another 10 plants for the month of May, I would be happy to give you my recommendations, as I am a trained horticulturalist and a very keen gardener. I hope you also like this selection of pictures from my back garden.

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