More Garden Pictures – Late Spring

I have just learnt how to post multiple pictures in one Post and so here are a few more pictures taken of my garden. These ones were taken in April in the very late spring we had. Normally spring gradually builds up at the end of February and by mid March has properly arrived however this year we actually got two bouts of snow (very rare) in early and late March so that Spring didn’t really get going until April and then it was quite cold. I miss it now. We have had two weeks of day temperatures up to the high 20’s Centigrade and we haven’t had any rain for 5 weeks. I look back on April with fond memories.


This was my Broom in full flower. It looks like one of my hens, Angelica, has photobombed this one 😉 IMG_0843

This is one of my favourite garden plants. It used to be called Dicentra but they changed it’s botanic name, I call it bleeding hearts because of its really unusual flowers.


My Rosemary in full bloom provided early nectar for the bees.


My Magnolia is full swing. Every year it takes my breath away.


These tiny little daffodils are called Martinet and they are scented too. I love daffodils.

I hope you like these pictures.


Picture of the day – A Magnolia in Bloom

This is a photograph of a beautiful Magnolia tree that we were lucky enough to acquire when we bought our house.

I don’t know exactly how old it is, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was older than I am.

I turned 40 last November.

We are custodians of beautiful trees so that they can give the next generations as much pleasure as they have given us. Our ancestors planted them and cared for them so that we too could take pleasure in them.

Often trees are planted by people with true vision who know they won’t actually benefit themselves but are making life better for the future.

So this is more than a beautiful magnolia tree.

It is a symbol of beauty.

A symbol that we must pass on.

Thank you.