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MID APRIL IN THE GARDEN

It's been a bit dry hasn't it?  You can usually count on not having to water the garden in April.  But apart from no rain, what has been happening in the garden this week? 1. Trough of Miniature Bulbs Although this was in my Six on Saturday two weeks ago, I'm featuring it again as the daffodils have opened up fully now and more importantly, it is one of my favourite things in the garden at the moment.  I can't take all the credit for it as the combination of Narcissus Sailboat, Muscari Cupido and Pushkinia was put together by Sarah Raven. 2. Tulip Exotic Emperor Tulips are taking over from the daffodils in providing the main floral interest in the garden.  These tulips are going strong for the second year in a row. 3. Amelanchier This rather elderly Amelanchier puts out some delicate airy blossom, although the birds seem keen to eat the buds. It forms a halo around Mercury's head, although sadly that seems to be impossible to capture in a photograph. 4. The Front Ga

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