The sunshine always makes us somehow notice how much work needs to be done to bring the garden under control. Noticing is about as far as it goes for me; I do not do gardening. I will deadhead the odd rose but my hands never, even gloved, touch the soil. Our garden is not large, but at 66ft long, neither is it a tiny one. I would be perfectly happy if it were. Fortunately, whilst gardening is not his favourite activity, Husband is willing to take on the task. It will be the garden that will force us to move house one of these days. I do like it to look nice. By this I do not mean formal. I do like to see the formal arrangements that grace stately homes and the like, but prefer something more casual for domestic gardens.
I ventured out side to see what’s going on.
Several lily shoots. These should grow to around 5ft high.
Bare parches on the rockery need the slate rearranging. It has a tendency to slide down when it rains heavily.
Several of the rockery plants are in full bloom.
The campanula (I think) are beginning to flower. Such a beautiful colour.
Comment added later……..reader Alison says that she is no expert but thinks this is periwinkle. I think she is correct.
Grape hyacinths (muscari) in abundance. They’re everywhere. Pretty when in flower but so untidy once they’re over.
Hebe (or is it some kind of euonymus?). Here since the winter and still looks good.
The roses are sprouting dozens of little shoots, the lavender’s looking good, and the lilac tree is promising a huge flush of blooms but the California lilac, so glorious last summer, seems to have withered. I’m not sure it will recover.
And Oscar still sits patiently beside the shed, King of all he surveys. Introducing Oscar