April showers bring forth May flowers, so the old adage goes. It didn’t feel like we had many April showers, but there was certainly occasionally frost and hail.

Nonetheless, flowers are blooming in the community garden at Guardbridge. The Meadow and Woodland areas have been providing nectar for all manner of bugs and beasties, and the birds are celebrating by singing in the trees. Last week we saw orange tip, small white and large white butterflies.

In the meadow, clearing the thistles has left more space for small plants which provide nectar and food for many small creatures.

Bird’s foot trefoil

In the woodland areas, there are also lots of blossoms.

Garden sessions run every Friday 10-12, you are welcome to join in the gardening, or just to come and take photos of the flowers.