This is the first bloom on my white Rose bush:
This in my very favourite colour combination - the dark purple of a Cotinus "Royal Purple" against the greeny-yellow of a Dogwood (Cornus Alba "Aureum").
|Cotinus "Royal Purple"|
Several of the Dogwoods are flowering now. The bright white flowers on this one contrast nicely with the dark green foliage:
This double-flowered pink Aquilegia is new to me.
I have not seen one like this in my garden before. I think it is a hybrid of the type pictured below, of which there are several.
These are Blueberry flowers - the last ones. All the others have fallen now, revealing the embryonic fuits, of which there seem to be a good quantity this year:
|Embryonic Blueberry fruits|
Those are tiny of course, but wouldn't they be fabulous if they were each two inches in diameter?
These Fern fronds will soon unfurl and lose their russet colour, but right now they are hugely ornamental - almost like flowers...
Some of the Sweet Peas that I planted amongst the Raspberry canes are managing to hold their own. I think they might actually do OK.
These are the last few Lavender cuttings from last Autumn. I have planted out several already. I don't think these ones are big enough to flower this year, but let's hope they manage to establish a decent root system and build up some strength for next year.