Spring In Ireland. April 2020 Part 1

Some photos from around the garden. Lots of familiar faces emerging from their winter hibernation.

Ribes “King Edward” or Flowering currant . This deciduous shrub is the first in our garden to come into leaf and flower. Already flowering two weeks at this stage.

Fothergilla major. Mountain witch alder

A lovely little shrub. This is one of two I bought about 10 years ago. They are flowering but not thriving.

Sedum Autumn Joy

Well and truly reestablished after the winter. This perennial flowers in Autumn with a lovely flat head of pink flowers.

Carpinus Betulus. Common hornbeam

Hornbeam forms the perimeter of our site. We chose it over Beech because is tolerates the heavy clay soil we have. It also comes into leaf much earlier than Beech.

Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ (d)

Just emerging now. This is one of my favourite trees. The little clusters of flowers are stunning once it gets into full bloom.

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