Late GBBD For April 2013

As usual, I am late; this time for the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. It’s supposed to be on the 15th of each month but I got carried away with gardening and didn’t do enough of the taking pictures and writing part to be on time. I may have missed out altogether on March, probably because it’s likely the garden was under snow at the time.

There are two common entries and two not-so-common. We’ll start with what most people probably have:

Some daffodils

Host of Daffodils

as well as some rather late and particularly gaudy Primroses

Gaudy Primrose

From the common to the more refined; the simple but very beautiful Anemone Blanda (windflower)

Anemone Blanda

Finally, the exquisitely delicate Erodium Pelargoniflorum:

Erodium Pelargoniflorum

There’s also a periwinkle that could be added but I couldn’t get close enough to it to take a proper picture so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

The white flowers theme will continue next month as we see the Bridal Wreath (Spirea x Arguta) spectacularly burst into a fountain of tiny white flowers and the scented flowers continue with the imminent opening of the Osmanthus Burkwoodii. Star attractions that are still gearing up for their show are the double-flowered cherry blossom and my personal favourite, of course, the Wisteria.

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of every month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Visit her blog to see what’s in bloom this month in gardens around the world.


    1. Hi Jason, I really like the Anemone also. At first it looks like a simple daisy-type flower, but the closer you look, the more detail there is – in the stamens, the yellow colour bleed, the stripes on the petals, the way the petals are layered. These flowers only open in bright light/sun and remain closed on dull, colder days. They’re cheap too and I’m planning to buy hundreds for next year’s display if I can get them wholesale.


  1. I like the white Anemone Blanda, less robust than the blue variety but an absolute beauty.


    1. Hi Alistair, I prefer the white over the blue though I didn’t know the white was less robust. I want to have a carpet of these, perhaps with the odd naughty blue one here and there to catch the eye, I think that would be fun.


  2. Erodium Pelargoniflorum is a stunning little plant, I can see why it has the reference to pelargonium in the name


    1. Hi Mark and Gaz, it is lovely and looks very dainty and delicate. I was was stuck for where to plant these out. They finally ended up in the lily pots, as they’re small plants they would have just gotten completely lost if they’d been planted into the borders.


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