I found myself quite captivated by one of our clumps of the fuchsia-pink Barcelona tulips, now in their third year here, as I took a rest from working in the spring sunshine on Good Friday.
The garden is erupting into flower.
The earliest tulips in our garden are usually the wild tulip, Tulipa sylvestris, that I planted along the front fence line to take over from the early daffodils, and this year is no exception.
This year, our Magnolia stellata has found its feet and begun to flower for the first time in this garden.
It’s that time of year when the blue skies are once more reflected on the ground, as the earliest of the blue flowers make a comeback in the garden.
A glorious run of sunny days stretched across the weekend, bringing us two unprecedented back-to-back days of spring sunshine at leisure.
Happy St David’s Day!
While the first daffodils to flower were several weeks behind last year, the crocus seem to be a couple of weeks early.
It has been wet. And windy. There have been torrential hail storms, and the sullen skies have been raked by fingers of lightning, cracking and booming. The garden has been laid quite low.
After a week away for work, it was a pleasure to return home and explore the changes in the garden this weekend.