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CHERRY BLOSSOM AND RHODODENDRONS

Welcome back to our slightly chilly garden.  Despite the May weather being a bit of a damp squib, the garden is getting its party clothes on. 1. Cherry Blossom The cherry trees have blossomed this week.  These have  frilly double flowers; one palest pink and the other white.   They do look pretty with the light scattering of bluebells under them.   2. Rhododendrons Also bursting into vibrant flower this week are the Rhododendrons.  Both the large flowered hybrids like this one.... and this rich cerise one ... And the deliciously scented vibrant yellow Rhododendron luteum. 3. Parrot Tulips The last of the tulips have arrived in the their fancy outfits too.  First up is the wonderfully gothic Black Parrot. While Estella Rijnveld has the dashing flounces of a flamenco dancer.   Each in their own way is totally beautiful to me. 4. Geum 'Banana Daiquiri' Sticking with the party theme (and I've got this far) here is one of the cocktail series of Geums.  I don't think I've

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