Changing Seasons – April 2019

I wasn’t sure that I’d get a walk in this month as I usually leave it until the third week and that was when storm Hannah struck. Flower photography is nigh on impossible when it is windy, especially when combined with rain. Fortunately the sun came out on the last day so I dashed down to Hayle to get some photos. There are a lot more than 25 new flowers in bloom, but some will be the same in May, although I did see lots of buds too! A shame I cannot provide the smells as in parts it was as if we were in a sweet shop! Lilac, liquorice, honey, lavender…

(click on the collage to enlarge image)

George V Memorial Walk – april 30 2019
  • Row 1: Libertia Chilensis (grandiflora), Scented Pelargonium, Aquilegia (Granny’s Bonnets), Phlomis fruiticosa, Geum
  •  Row 2: Nasturtium, Lilac, Cistus  ladanifer (Rock rose), Lavender, Fan Palm in flower
  • Row 3: Red Bottlebrush (Callistemon), Violet tulips, A Fairy Door¹, Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber), Oxalis incarnata
  • Row 4: Echium pininana , Cistus x argenteus ‘Silver Pink'(Rock Rose), Potentilla, Lunaria annua (Honesty), Gerbera
  • Row 5: Unknown shrub (smells of liquorice), Aquilegia (Granny’s Bonnets), Cistus x purpurea (Rock rose), Foxglove tree flower (Paulownia tomentosa), Arum lililes (Zantedeschia)

All these photos were taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 using a 45mm prime lens.

¹ The fairy doors have been placed along the walk by Danny Saville and Demelza Cremin. They leave the fairy doors out overnight in and around Hayle for children to find.

The Changing Seasons | April


  1. So much colour. I do love pink and that gerbera is quite lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love daisies, but have never grown Gerberas.

  2. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely collage. So many beautiful flowers and I love the fairy door. Very nicely done!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Su. For a small garden it certainly packs in the flowers.

  3. Colline says:

    Such a cute fairy door!

  4. Suzanne says:

    That is very kind and fun of the fairy door creators to leave it open for children to discover. Flowers are so cheerful to look at!

  5. pommepal says:

    Sounds as though you are having a turbulent spring but so many beautiful flowers.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There is always something in flower in this garden.

  6. desleyjane says:

    Lovely blossoms 😊

  7. The flowers are so pretty but I do love that fairy door.

    1. Heyjude says:

      A favourite of many it seems 🙂

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Ahh so pretty, just perfect to cheer me up on a cold spring morning, although not as cold as some of April!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It has been somewhat chilly recently! Hope the temperatures improve soon.

  9. So many beautiful flowers there, and the fairy doors are a lovely idea. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is an inspiring garden, very sheltered though so plants grow there which wouldn’t do well on my plot.

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