Here's my garden this month. Coming alive at last after the prolonged Winter. Magnolia in full bloom, Birch tree in leaf and Alliums coming up a treat below.
The leaves on the Magnolia have come out a lot since taking this on 1st and the Wisteria buds have gone all fluffy too - not long for them now.
Here are some more photos of our garden coming to life.
A close-up of the Magnolia.
A couple of the Snake's Head Fritillary have emerged from the between the snowdrop leaves and this
red beetle seems to like them very much.
The Camellia seems to be frost damaged on the outside as the flowers all tend to be on the side facing the conservatory. I popped a bee on a fallen flower on our wooden mushroom.
Outside the conservatory our bluebells are growing frantically, they come up in-between all the paving stones and wherever they please. In the conservatory my Arum Lily has flowered again. My son bought it for me for Mother's Day a few years ago and it re-flowered last year with about 9 flowers but this year it is very late, with one solitary flower.
Out the front I still have my Primulas in my baskets and window box. I take the lazy way with them and just pop the pots in the basket rather than planting them in the soil there.
We cut back our front hedge rather drastically last year and it is just coming back into its own. We have Dunnocks nesting in there which is a delight. I planted some Periwinkles for ground cover last month. Oh and a little patch of violets has come up too.
Yes I think that is our garden coming to life again.