festival of spring #4

April so far has a been one day warm sunshine and showers, the next frigid winds and mizzle. But the spring flowers still continuing to dazzle us with their beauty. This week something else from my own garden,

Anemone St Brigid

I am going to join in with Dawn’s Festival of Spring which will last for 10 -12 weeks in celebration of this season.


  1. Lovely anemone! I am waiting for my roses to come πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I noticed that one of my roses has buds already!

  2. restlessjo says:

    Here it’s a riot of wisteria and camellias. Loving it! πŸ€—πŸ’Ÿ

    1. Heyjude says:

      Wisteria already? Still lots of blossom around here. Very pretty.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Oceans of it. They obviously know how to prune it here. πŸ€£πŸ’Ÿ We’re at Casa de Mateus now ❀️

        1. Heyjude says:

          Wisteria normally early May here, I must visit Trelissick as they have a wonderful wall full of it.

        2. restlessjo says:

          Every park and lots of gardens here have oodles of it. Fabulous 😍

        3. Heyjude says:

          Must smell divine. How long are you there for?

        4. restlessjo says:

          Down to Viseu tomorrow, Castelo Branco on Thursday and home Friday. Hopefully staying just ahead of the rain πŸ˜Šβ˜”πŸ’—

        5. Heyjude says:

          Sounds like a good trip.

        6. restlessjo says:

          And Lamego today has been great too πŸ€—πŸ’Ÿ

    2. I grew up with wisteria in April, in northwest Florida. A September partial re-bloom’s fragrance made me think, “Ah! April!” The novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, The Enchanted April, features wisteria growing at the Tuscan Villa.

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  3. margaret21 says:

    How lovely to see all our spring favourites kicking in mow.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I suspect these are almost done, they have been flowering for ages.

      1. margaret21 says:

        I’m up in’t frozzen north, me.

  4. beetleypete says:

    I saw on the wather forecast that the west is getting gloomy weather today. We have another warm and bright day, though it is supposed to get colder during the week.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Gloomy but not terribly cold except at night. Days around the 50s allow for brief spells in the garden, and a spot of sunshine allows for a bit of tea in the garden.

    2. Heyjude says:

      It was hot in Surrey! Less so in Cornwall and only 10 degrees today, but the sun is shining and that’s all I am bothered about.

  5. Tina Schell says:

    Oh my Jude, that second image is marvelous!! Happy Spring to you.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Tina, I love spring!

  6. In central Washington state, spring is waking up still with periodic set-backs. My grape hyacinths, however, keep right on stunning with brilliance.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Grape hyacinths are such good value, they flower for weeks.

  7. Toonsarah says:

    Beautiful as always! We’re having a decent Easter weekend in London and more and more things are flowering πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have just been down there this weekend – well south of London – and have loved seeing all the blossom trees in the streets and along the Thames. Beautiful. Far less wind down that part of the country and definitely hotter!

  8. Beautiful! I think we had all our spring in March. Apart from yesterday, it’s been quite cold since.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, the weather was much warmer at the end of March, but it was hot in Surrey this weekend – 22 degrees! Not so in Cornwall though. And back to 10 degrees here today. Good for the tulips though as they flop in the heat.

  9. Cathy says:

    Such a pretty bloom, Jude

    1. Heyjude says:

      First time I have planted these and they suffered from the heat in March. I think they possibly need deeper pots too as they flop a lot.

      1. Cathy says:

        I have made that mistake before!

  10. Beautiful. May your spring weather continue to be gorgeous.

    1. Heyjude says:

      As long as it is sunny I’m happy and the bulbs prefer cooler temperatures too.

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