It is misty, damp weather today, but warmth and sunshine is promised for the end of the week. Hurrah, I'll finally be able to get some seedlings into the ground. The wind has eased and everything feels far more promising. The cold weather has meant that the daffodils have flowered for far longer than usual.
Blossom on the pear and plum trees is also looking good.
It is too damp to work outside but, whatever the weather, I can't resist wandering about the garden to see what changes are taking place.
The new ladder has made clipping the bay tree a far easier job. I'm trying to get it as spherical as possible.
The large shrub that covered the pergola has been cut down. It died of either old age or the drought, most probably a combination of the two. I thought I would miss it, but am actually enjoying the open view.
I've got a repeating theme of rounded forms throughout the garden. These box balls sit in an untidy herbaceous border. The idea is to give some formal structure to the chaos that grows up around them!
The veg garden is ready to spring into action.
and in the greenhouse the auricles are coming into flower.
It's a lovely time of year!