Spring melts into summer …
30/05/2015 § 2 Comments
Where are we now?
Late Spring? Early Summer?
I’ll let you decide, as we take a wander around the garden …
The foxgloves’ trumpet petals are speckled and loud with the hum of bees, in the afternoon sunshine. There’s a new alpine garden planted, next to the baker’s tray table and zinc planter where the succulents are happily spreading their cobwebby cups. I’ve discovered solar lanterns and the whole patio glows with soft lights once dusk descents at about 9 pm each evening.
My grandfather’s lily is in full bloom, with lots more shooting buds ready to unfurl. I wrote about it here, last year. The landscape gardener who came way back in January said it would bloom early as it’s not drowned out by overgrown shrubs – he was right! What a difference in the garden, from those bleak winter days.
I treated myself, at the village fete a couple of weeks ago, to a crystal rose bowl – it’s heavy and beautifully cut. Today I snipped the first Dublin Bay blooms and the first orange rose from the climber by the patio and added a few more bits from the garden to make a posy. I enjoyed the heavenly scent whilst I ate my dinner on the patio in the cool, still evening then brought it indoors to enjoy some more!
I took this photo by accident, as I was switching on my little camera, this afternoon. I rather like it! I joined the National Trust yesterday, and have already visited 2 local properties. Yesterday, a friend and I dodged the showers in the Rose Garden at Mottisfont and today … well, I had a solitary and rather wonderful wander which I’ll share with you next time. It’s Saturday and there was a summer fete involved too!
What has your weekend brought? Some sunshine, I hope …
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