and the final few from an April afternoon at RHS Wisley…

Violas and wallflowers in a very successful partnership. The viola is Etain, a particularly hardworking plant that will be in flower from spring through to autumn, needing little care other than regular watering and clipping back if it gets too leggy. I shall be copying this next year. Meanwhile, some flamingo pink in the gardens…

At a glance – jobs to do in April

Cherry Blossom Time (though this picture was taken at Kew Gardens on 7th May last year, I suspect the display was late by a more than a week or two on account of the freezing temperatures endured all through the month of March. This set everything back - I didn't see a rose in bloom…