In this, the second part of April’s report of our wanderings around Attingham Park, I want to feature the flowers of the park , the wildflowers living in the woodland and the cultivated flowers in the borders and walled garden. I will also share pics of the fresh growth of the bursting buds on the trees and shrubs.
Most new leaves that had burst from buds on trees were the brightest of green imaginable.
Some buds had opened to reveal more colours than simply green, they glowed with hints of bronze, browns and purples.
Fresh growth on evergreen trees and shrubs were also bright green, on both conifers and broadleaves.
Beneath the trees and shrubs ferns revealed their leaves in such a beautiful way, unfurling from a tight spiral like slowly unwinding springs. As their shapes change so do the textures.
We found so many plants flowering on our April wanders that the best way to share them with you and illustrate the huge variety so early in the year is by presenting my photographs as a gallery. Please enjoy by clicking on the first photo then navigate by clicking the right arrow.
We will return in May when summer will be in full swing!