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A Typical April Day in the Garden

27th April 2018
in blog, Garden

While we worked in the garden on Wednesday we had showers and we had bright sunshine.  A typical April day, so the tea break was taken indoors rather than sitting in the sun. Nevetheless the persistent gardeners raked moss out of the lawn, reduced rampant japanese anaenomes, weeded and set up tripods for the planting of sweet-peas. The less hardy gardener (me!) planted a hosta in a pot and made the tea! However, there was still colour to be seen and encouraging signs of new growth and new flowers. Here are some examples.

Top row: Colour in front bed; Forget-me-nots; Tulips and honesty.

Bottom row: Narcissus bulbocodium; Tulip Couleur Cardinal; Oak fern.

Chris Tucker, Volunteer gardener.


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