My April garden flowers

My garden pheasant

This time last year we had just moved into our house which meant we were rather busy. Now we’re settled I can pay attention to what April flowers are showing up in our garden. That is if they’re not all trampled by the pheasants who’ve been having a regular nosy around our flower beds.

Last weekend I gathered a collection of our April garden flowers. Some are wild flowers that are spreading happily across our lawn and others are appearing in the flower beds. The rosemary bush is also filled with tiny lavendar blossoms which means I can make rosemary flower butter again. Delicious by the way in a ham sandwich or on top of steamed vegetables.

I started naming some of them but then gave up as it would probably be May before I had time to finish this project. My April garden flowers mixMy April garden flowers primrosesMy April garden variety

I had to include a flower from our faithful Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve.’ They’ve been adding colour to one of our flower beds all winter long.My April garden flowers Bowless MauveMy April garden flowers forget me notsMy April garden flowers wood spurge

These are not snowdrops but are snowflakes that show up in spring – otherwise known as Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant.’ We have a few clusters of these tall April garden flowers.My April garden flowers Summer Snowflakes

Five shades of blue.My April garden flowers shades of blue

My April garden flowers Fritillary flower

And here’s the collection of my April garden flowers. I think it’s the spring feeling as this was rather popular on Instagram.My April garden flowers

I’m going to try and put together a collection of our garden flowers every month. These are naturally ones found here where we live in West Sussex in south east England. Nature’s calendar will be different in other places in Britain or abroad. I have to admit that only last month when I wrote my post on recording my first sightings of bluebells I learnt about…

Phenology – the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.”

I keep a monthly nature diary on this blog. I now find myself often checking when I might expect to see wildlife or new flowers whether in our garden, the woods around us or places I visit – such as baby deer in July or hedgerow fruit in September.

Happy Spring!

11 thoughts on “My April garden flowers”

  1. Love this idea Kriss – and wow – definitely a labour of love and a very pretty one too. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses through the year.

  2. So much beauty here Kriss! I love how you have laid them all out – the joys of Spring! I can see why people are loving it so much 🙂

    Naughty pheasants – hard to be cross with them when they are so flipping beautiful though.

    Thank you for joining in again lovely lady – we’ll have to sort out a day to meet up in the next school hols, it’s been too long!

  3. Lovely, I like to save such articles and images made me amazed. I think you have used some types of herbs by which you had grown such a beautiful collection of flowers, keep gardening & keep sharing 🙂

  4. Naughty pheasants! Really like the way you’ve presented these plants so delicately — nice shadows on the fritillary and forget-me-not too. Erysimums are such troopers, ours has been going all Winter too. I kept thinking that any day the last flowers would fade but more came.

  5. Wow!
    These are all gorgeous, you’ve really captured the beauty of these flowers, but that last one, it is perfect!, put in a frame and display worthy.

    Spring is certainly looking colourful, love the idea of a monthly record of the flowers is a great idea.

    1. Thank you Amanda! I really do love having a look at the monthly posts to see what I might expect each month. It’ll also be a good way for me to learn about identifying flowers around me!

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