Out and about in the garden

What’s flowering now?

I love this time of year – gorgeous flowers popping open all over the place, some things only just breaking into leaf, like the Cercis Forest Pansy in my garden. Tiny, glossy purple hearts emerging all over the stems, taking the baton from the delicate pink flowers and carrying it through summer.

Out and about in the garden
Out and about in the garden
Out and about in the garden

Dicentra spectablis: Adds a bit of colour to a woodland border—looks fab with white Aquilegias and Ferns.

Syringa vulgaris: The one in my garden is absolutely caked in flowers and the scent is beautiful!

Malus Evereste: Deep pink buds open to white flowers with a delicate, sweet scent.

Out and about in the garden
Out and about in the garden
Out and about in the garden

Iris: Currently an anonymous Iris (I lost it’s label), very similar to Sable, but with a slightly neater flower and a shorter stem…  Ideas welcome!

Exochorda macrantha The Bride: The flowers buds are actually my favourite part— covering the stems like perfect little pearls.

Malus Rudolph: How can you ignore this one? Whether it’s a young tree or a more mature specimen it’s like a big stick of candyfloss when its in flower!

Ruby Simpson can’t remember a time when she hasn’t been interested in horticulture. After years of practical experience and training, she now works for Nicholsons as our CAD Manager and Planting Designer. Her passion for plants and interest in all genres of design translates through to stylish, plant-filled gardens to suit the individual needs and tastes of each client.

Out and about in the garden