A few weeks ago, King of the Hill decided that we should have a trio of large containers on the top terrace, the largest of which to feature a new acer, giving me free rein to fill the others.
Pushing our little one (LO) through the spring sunshine this morning, I couldn’t help but notice this large furry husk on the path in front of me.
I couldn’t resist stopping to take a couple of shots of this stunning pool of purple crocuses that I passed on an otherwise unremarkable grass verge.
Spring is gathering pace, the welcome sunshine illuminating drifts of early flowers throughout gardens.
In the last week of January a glint of gold on the ground caught my eye as I left the house; the first crocus flowers in bloom, Crocus chrysanthus ‘Zwanenburg Bronze‘.
In the first weeks of the year, our hilltop has seen extremes of weather.
Last weekend was a three-day break for many in the UK, thanks to the bank holiday, and as usual we took the opportunity to catch up in the garden.
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.