The Tuesday View: 11th April 2017

This Tuesday I am quite excited about this view as it is blossoming and turning greener by the minute!

The highlight for me is definitely this Viburnum carlesii ‘Aurora’, in front of the Acer. I’ll zoom in a little…

Tricky to see in the midday sun, so here is a close-up…

The first petal of a flower is just about to unfurl! I planted this two years ago and it didn’t flower last year. In fact I thought it had died. So it got extra special attention (extra water and some homemade compost) last year and now it is rewarding me. I just hope it smells as good as everyone says. ๐Ÿ™‚

Other highlights are the next lot of tulips…

The purple ones (‘Purple Dream’) have been in for years and still do well, and the pink one is, I think, a new parrot tulip. I will have to look up what I planted last autumn. The Heuchera leaves on the left also look pretty with the sun shining through them.

Now is an exciting time in the garden, so if you would like to join me in showing the same one view of your garden every week, to watch the changes that occur in that spot as the seasons progress, then please do! And leave a link in the comments below so we can find you.

Happy gardening!

33 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 11th April 2017

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  2. It looks lovely! And the viburnum is encouraging! I missed last week’s View because I went out and discovered my favorite lavender had collapsed rather badly. I got so discouraged (silly, as I know lavenders aren’t expected to be long-lived!) and missed posting… Am heading out with camera in hand shortly ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. It’s particularly rewarding when a plant we think is underperforming comes back to life after we give it special attention. I’ve had a few of those moments and it can be so exciting. The Viburnum is really beautiful, Cathy. You’ll have to let us know about the fragrance!

    • The viburnum ‘Aurora’ is opening up slowly and does smell absolutely wonderful! Its scent reminds me of the soap we used to use when I was a child! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Definitely. I often look at the garden in January or even February and there is absolutely nothing to be seen, and then I can’t quite believe it when things start popping up through the winter layer of leaves!

  5. What a gorgeous garden, Cathy. I’m so happy to see your lovely flowers again, along with that lush, green background. I’m in New York for another day. I’ll have to contemplate this idea of a weekly garden view when I return. It looks like fun.

  6. I have Viburnum carlesii ‘Compactum’. This is its third spring. It only has three or four flower clusters this spring – I was hoping for more. Still eager for them to open and share their wonderful fragrance.

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