I walk round the garden first thing in the morning. Everything is still and quiet and it's cooler than the previous few days.
The crab apple tree is laden with blossom.
My topiary pheasant is starting to look quite respectable.
The tree peonies have responded well to the warm weather. I found a label on this one that was still legible. "Hu Hong"
The names of others are quite forgotten.
I should be grubbing out the forget-me-nots now so that I can plant out some cosmos and other annuals, but I'm always loathe to be rid of them, I love the mist of blue that they spread all about the garden, looking equally good underneath both flowers and sprouts!
The pleasures of many of the spring flowers are fleeting. Is that why I like them so much? Favourites are the tree peonies and camellias.
But as the peonies fade the iris buds start to open.
Goodbye to camellias
Hello to some eye-popping colour
and the first pickings of asparagus!