After so many gorgeous sunny days this week, today is wet and grey. It has been a day to stay indoors, drink tea and read rather than being in the garden where I would have got extremely wet. Our cat refuses to go out as well. So a bit of a curtailed six this week, with some photos taken on Wednesday and the ones with raindrops, today. Thanks to The Propagator who encourages us to share what is going on in our gardens in all parts of the world. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in.
First up, the wild strawberry, which is just covered with flowers and tiny berries. Come back soon sun so you can ripen these little treats.
Over in herb corner, there are some lovely healthy looking leaves on the lemon balm, and the two new plants, the lemon bergamot and variegated lemon thyme seem to be doing well, and as predicted, the old parsley has gone to seed.
Now to new growth, and the hymenocallis which I just left in its pot all winter, is poking its head above the soil (and yes I am aware the pot needs weeding!) and the new dahlias are all still growing. I hold my breath each day when I check on them.
At number four, the deutzia is looking so pretty with all the white flowers. The plant sits on the steps up to the house, and am not even 100% sure if it is ours, but I am claiming it anyway.
At the back of the house, I found some ferns about to unfurl as well as lots of green of all sorts from ferns, to ivy as well as a bank of daisies and lots of agapanthus. Yes the season for this very pretty weed is just around the corner. The ones at the back of the house cling to the steep hill behind the house, too high up at a difficult angle for me to do anything about. There are already some in flower next to the bus stop.
Finally, camellias in the rain, because I could take photos of them without getting wet, as well as them looking pretty. It looks like we will have rain until Wednesday. Ah well…such is spring…
That is my six this week, and as usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you.
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