What is blooming in our garden at the end of April

       Lunaria annua catches the eye at our first pond

A lot of euphorbias are blooming at this moment : euphorbia characias Wulfenii "Lambrook Gold", euphorbia cyparissias and euphorbia polychroma 

   Drifts of blue and white hyacinths , helleborus argustifolius and euphorbia amygdaloides

Close-up white hyacinth


This rhododendron "Elizabeth" is massed each spring with beautiful rich red trumpet flowers .  These flowers will delight the eye for weeks on end. All rhododendrons are best suited to acidic soil and they prefer partial shade.


 Darmera peltata (umbrella plant).  Its pink sprays of flowers are followed by large round leaves, colouring well in autumn