By April, the garden is waking up, and more shrubs and plants are blooming. The precise timings will vary depending on the weather, and where in the UK you garden. Here are some seasonal ideas for colour in the garden in April.
Spiraea is a deciduous shrub, and there are several bright white, spring flowering varieties, with lovely arching branches.
Easy to grow and undemanding Spiraea is an ideal garden shrub with a good buttery yellow colour in autumn.
Forget me nots are a simple, self seeding biennial which bring early colour to the spring garden.
Often overlooked because of their 'cottage' plant label, forget-me-nots are underrated and look fabulous with spring bulbs and in semi wild settings. In the image at the top of the page, they are growing alongside a stream.
Camellia is an evergreen shrub with glossy leaves and large showy flowers. Flowering can be as early as late February to early May, most flower in March and April.
Bluebells are synonymous with spring and make a wonderful carpet of blue. A perennial woodland bulb, bluebells will grow in semi shade and damp condition. It's important to know that bluebells are vigorous, because of which they can be invasive. Growing tips and differences between Spanish and English bluebells.