Spring in Colour

Diary, Kirkstall Arts, Nature

One of my favourite things is walking with my dog. Taking my camera phone with me, I find myself taking photos of nature, whilst he is sniffing amongst the roots. Spring always pleases me, I never tire of looking at the plants and watching them go from bare branches into blossom, fascinated by the process. I love this time of year, and discovering the names of the plants Рwith my mum as my tutor; finding tiny guests sitting on petals; the gorgeous burst of colour. Spring must brighten even the darkest winter hardened soul.
All these photographs were taken with my iPhone in the Kirkstall Abbey parklands and Abbey House museum walled garden.

You can also do your own bit for Bluebell Watch and, log your findings for the Woodland Trust.

Find plants, and tips and advice about gardening on the Royal Horticultural Society website.

Yellow Alyssum

Green Alkanet

Dandelion

Viburnum

Bluebells

White bluebell (without any pigment)

Clematis Montana

Clematis Montana

Geranium

Cherry Blossom

Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolia

Nettle

Cuckoo Flower

Japonica Mahonia

Japonica Mahonia

Wild Cherry

Daffodils

Crocuses

Ramsoms (wild garlic)

Angelica

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Aubrieta

Forget-Me-Nots

White Heather

Ornamental grass

Red Valarian

Large Periwinkle (vinca major)

Tufted Vetch