April 2012

Written retrospectively I feel justified in saying that April was a gardening month best forgotten!

Lulled into a false sense of security by a sunny dry March, April was unseasonably cold and the wettest on record with well over twice the expected rainfall in Eastern England and three times more than normal in other places. The garden seemed to fall into a sullen stupor. Trays of seedlings in my greenhouse stood still and wellies and raincoat became essential gardening gear.

When it did occur, the novelty of a fine day was much appreciated and I found myself rushing outside with my camera trying to capture sunlight falling on fresh golden leaves of Acer ‘Villa Taranto’ and downy Clematis alpina, or shining through flower petals and foliage, highlighting textures and making the colours glow.
Even the miniscule, waxy flowers of Pittosporum became eye-catching in the sunshine and after so many dull, wet days the sight was quite magical.

Judith Glover Garden Diary April 2012

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