After several days of cool, grey, overcast weather we now have warm, hazy sunshine.
I have ventured out into the garden today wearing my homemade face mask for my hay fever. Strange to think that if I had done so this time last year I would have been considered very peculiar (well more than usual that is), but now many people are wearing them and it seems commonplace.
The trees, shrubs and flowers have moved on from the gentle spring blooms to the start of the more colourful offerings of early summer.
The veg patch is starting to show promise with our first strawberries already picked and everything else filling out nicely.
There is a song thrush perched at the top of our highest tree, singing his little heart out. It must be loud if I can hear him without my hearing aids.
I couldn't resist capturing some of it with my 'phone camera. Not great pictures but the flowers make me happy.
I thought this was going to be a post about Phil May.ReplyDelete
Just a coincidence. Until I read your comment I hadn't realised that he died recently.Delete
You're flowers are prettier.Delete
Wow.Is the last photo your garden?It is huge but gorgeous.Some of my favourites in there,aquilegia,geranium etc.BarbaraxReplyDelete
Thank you Barbara x I love the flowers in spring and summer. I hadn't realised until now that we have so many pink ones.Delete
Love the Osteospermums. We have them too. They are also called Cape Daisies and originate from South Africa. They go to sleep at night and close up their flowers.ReplyDelete
Yes, these are a gorgeous purple underneath which you don't really notice once they open up during the day.Delete
Lots of nice bright colour. I would've happy looking at that too.ReplyDelete
Maybe not as exotic as a Greek island though!Delete
Good heavens your garden is so far advanced of ours on Lewis. My first Welsh Poppy came out yesterday. My Osteospermum have not yet been planted - they are due in the next day or so. I have only just got my basic bedding plants in over the last couple of weeks.ReplyDelete
This evening the midges have come out. Ah joy. 'Summer' has arrived: the temperature peaked at 13 ºC today. That's almost the mean for August (13.5 ºC).
And yet we are quite far behind my sister's garden down in the London suburbs. Those few hundred miles make a lot of difference,Delete
We are usually beset by pesky midges on lovely summer evenings when the wind has dropped. I am sure the swallows love them though.
Can't wait for Spring- have to get through Winter first......lovely gardens like yours will keep me going. Colours galore!ReplyDelete
We have more to come soon when the roses and peonies open up.Delete
We obviously like the same plants - I have many of these in my garden.ReplyDelete
Great minds and all that....Delete
Lovely floral pictures from Peel Palace grounds. I think irises are delightful flowers but they don't last long enough - like youth or summertime.ReplyDelete
Thanks YP. My youth certainly didn't last very long.Delete
Looking good, Darling! You have an amazing garden and I love your decking. I haven't come across that type of lily before, it's superb.ReplyDelete
Hugs, Mary x.
I don't know the variety but it is growing in our pond.Delete
Beautiful blooms. Your garden look ginormous!ReplyDelete