Garden Bloggers Bloom Day Wednesday May, 15th 2013

The last month of spring provides us with an abundance of colour.

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Apple blossom from ‘Belle de Boskoop’ a culinary variety which if left on the tree until late December will provide a dessert apple.

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Dicentra spectabilis ‘alba’, Dutchman’s breeches

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Cowslips (Primula veris),

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Aquilegia vulgaris, a classic cottage garden plant and seeds everywhere!

lilac in bud

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) huge bunches of flowers with a stunning perfume.

wild violets

Wild violets, considered as a weed by many as it is very invasive.

pittosporum ternata flower

Pittosporum tenuifolium . The flowers are very insignificant and sometimes hard to find on the shrub but what a beautiful perfume in the early evening.


The three little maids

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10 Responses to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day Wednesday May, 15th 2013

  1. The Apple Blossoms and White Dicentra are the quintessential spring blooms. All very exciting. I really like the dark lilac as well. Been contemplating a lilac for my garden.

    • Bill S says:

      Hi Mario, thanks for dropping by. we have a couple of lilacs very useful for butterflies and the scent is quite overpowering on a warm day. Have just had a browse at your blog, what a great variety of plants you have, will be dropping by on a regular basis now!

  2. Helene says:

    Beautiful blooms, they really sing ‘spring is here!’ Although….did you get any snow today?? Not sure where it actually landed but saw on the news that large parts of Western England had got some. We had an all mighty hail storm last night for a few minutes here in London, that was it.

    May I ask you, how old is your Dicentra alba? I have bought one, waiting for it to be delivered, but after buying it I read about it on several websites, they all differ in final height, from 0.5 m to 1.2m. Yikes! I bought it under the assumption it would be 0.5 m when mature, how tall is yours? Might need to plant it somewhere else if it will be much taller than the Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’ I was planning to put it next to. Would be great to know, if yours is fairly mature 🙂

    • Bill S says:

      Hello Helene, fortunately the snow missed us but there was a light dusting on Exmoor which is about ten miles away.
      Concerning the Dicentra, ours plants are around eight years old so mature enough. I have red varieties which are quite tall but ours white ones never go much more that around twenty-five to thirty inches in height. I think planted alongside ‘Valentine’ it would make a striking contrast. I would say that if you ever wish to move them make sure they you take a fairly large clump of moist soil with them as the roots are quite flimsy and collapse at a touch.

      • Helene says:

        Thanks, great to know! I will plant it next to Valentine, yes I think they will look lovely together, with branches mixed together 🙂

  3. Andrea says:

    Hello, thanks first for commenting beautifully on my post. Spring is always synonymous with flowers and am glad my few visits to temperate climates coincide with it. Your blooms mostly i don’t recognize, but the pansies are my “spark flowers” the moment i saw them.

  4. Scott Weber says:

    Beautiful blooms…is there anything better than Lilacs in the spring…so wonderful! Happy Bloom Day!

  5. NorthernTeacher says:

    Lovely pics, Bill 🙂 Wish I had cowslips!

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