April rarely fails to please gardeners, even though there will almost certainly be a few frosts - at least - and probably some showers, for there will be a true shaking-off of winter amongst the plant kingdom. Bulbs, perennials. shrubs and trees will all have a few members of their clan that insist on pushing flowers forward. Good for us, for there is nothing like a few spring flowers to assure us that our time as gardeners is coming soon - if not already here.
Get your notebooks ready please, and jot down names or descriptions of those flowering plants to help us formulate the ultimate "Plants in Flower this Month" resource on the web - The Flowertime Project. We can only do this with your help. We need to know the names of plants that flower in April in your garden. If you are uncertain of names, then a picture will do and we can try to identify it from that!
Here's a few to whet your appetite and to waken your awareness of what is happening in your garden or roundabout.
We need to know about SHRUBS flowering in April ... Such as
Forsythia | Camellias | Azaleas | Cercis - Judas Tree | Daphne | Chaenomeles | Halesia | Exochorda | Fothergilla | Ribes odoratum | Kerria | Abeliophyllum |Sarcococca | Chimonanthus | Corylus | Erica | Prunus - Shrubs or Trees | Pieris | Viburnum | Lonicera | Magnolia | Ceanothus | Azalea | Rhododendron | Cornus | Magnolia |
We need to know about PERENNIALS incl. BULBS flowering in April ... Such as ...
Trillium | Narcissus Types | Crocus | Hellebores | Allium |Anemones | Fritillaria | Euphorbia | Bergenia | Iris | Scilla | Eranthis | Pulsatilla | Primulas | Pulmonaria | Epimedium | Doronicum | Lysichiton | Paeonia |
Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' - The Black Plum - Ornamental flowering Cherry Tree
Prunus x tenella | Prinus triloba | Prunus cistena
Ornamental Flowering Cherries - as Shrubs.
4th April 2014
Plants in Private Garden.
Ribes sanguineum - Flowering Currant | Forsythia Golden Bells | Myosotis Forget me Not | Helleborus argutifolius the Corsican Hellebore.
Thank you to Arthur and Elizabeth Brookes from Bexeyheath for these plants...
Spirea x vanhouttei in bud ready for full bloom see 30th April
Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' | Paeonia officinalis 'Crimson Globe'
Scilla 'Amethyst Meadow' | Rhododendron Princess Anne
Primula seboldii 'Makado' | Epimedium perraldianum | Magnolia 'Elizabeth'
Symphytum 'Goldsmith' | Rhododendron 'Roza Stevenson'
Magnolia denudata - Magnolia tree main Page
Osmanthus x burkwoodii | Ribes sanguineum 'Pulborough Scarlet'
Magnolia 'Heaven Scent' Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' | Magnolia x soulangena 'Rustica Rubra'
Trillium sessile | Tulip Atantis | Tulip Calibra and City of Vancouver (white)
Viburnum x burkwodii 'Mohawk' Viburnum tinus 'Gwenllian'
Tulip Darwin 'Scarlet O'Hara'
Cytisus x praecox 'Allgold'
Vinca major Variegata | Prunus Kanzan
Clematis alpina 'Willy' | Clematis x cartmanii Everest
Rosmarinus officinalis (Prostratus - lavandulaceus) | Rhododendron Temple Belle Group
Rhododendron 'Elspeth' | Rhododendron Pamela Louise
Erysimum Apricot Delight | Erysimum "Bowles Mauve' (Wallflowers)
Rhododendron St Breward | Trillium sessile
Salix hastata 'Wehrhanii' | Ceanothus Blue Mound
Iris lutescens - Yellow | Iris 'Moonlight' | Rhododendron 'Brocade'
Magnolia liliflora Nigra
Spiraea x vanhouttei - now in full flower from 7th April. Thank you Arthur and Elizabeth