There is a saying about April providing four seasons weather in one day and this last week, if not day, has done that. The first snow of the winter is falling this morning, although it will not last, and there has been heavy rain, grey gloom, frost, sparkling sunshine and warmth.
Most of the flowering stars are quite small this month- Anemones, primroses, both wild and cultivated, chionodoxas spreading gently under the trees. The woodlanders, in other words.
The glory of the garden is a Magnolia stellata growing in the lawn and in full bloom now. I love this combination of blossom and sky.
It’s about 8 feet tall now and of similar width and smothered in flowers. I don’t know what variety it is- any suggestions?