April is one of the months that the Japanese Maples really shine. Below is “Orange Sunrise”.
Competing with them on the other side of the West Garden are the Flowering Cherries. Maybe the Cherries are reaching the end of their life: a lot of their branches are dead and their trunks ooze liquid.
Three of the many Alpines that are on show this month are Ramonda from the Pyrenees, Rhodohypoxis and Jeffersonia dubia below.
Meanwhile in the pond the leaves of the Butterbur are starting to expand as the flowers begin fading.