April 2018 at Colby Woodland Garden
Mild, cold, mild, cold... it’s fair to say the weather has played a big part this spring with many garden favourites sharing the glory of bloom with each other.
We’ve had snowdrops and daffodils rubbing shoulders with beautiful wood anemones, camellias, rhododendrons and hellebores. By the end of the month the carpet of bluebells will be covering the West Wood with colour and scent.
The cold weather has also taken its toll on some of my favourite plants and it’s make or break for the beautiful Loropetalum chinense (Chinese fringe flower) which took quite a hit with all the cold west winds we received.
Planting, planting, planting
Planting has also carried on at a frenzied pace with the inclusion of winter and spring flowering viburnums and sweet box (sarcococca). These shrubs add another element to the woodland garden with early colour and wonderful scent and will be a welcome addition in years to come for visitors and gardeners alike!