Hands up who was pleased about the rain this week! After a few hot days I think only us gardeners were. Considering we are early in the year, the ground had got so dry already. When the rain stopped I went for a snoop around the garden and everything looked so green and lush. Seedlings had suddenly shot up or sprung to life and many of the other plants in the garden looked like they’d grown too.
I had a bit of a mix up with my seeds. I scattered what I thought was love-in-a-mist in lots of my terracotta pots. Turns out they were aquilegias, we have loads on the way! Note to self; don’t put seeds in your tin thinking you’ll remember what they are, because you won’t!
Our apple blossom smells amazing. I kept smelling something perfumed in the garden and thought next door had put their laundry out in the sun. It turned out to be these blossom flowers.
The peony bud is getting bigger and bigger. You can just about see the coral pink petals at the top now. When this thing finally flowers it’ll have a whole post of its own, I’ve been waiting for two years!
The colour of golden oregano. It’s luminous. And thanks to the rain, heaving with fresh leaves.
Seeing everything coming back to life recently has made me feel really thankful to have a garden. I love this space. It’s not the biggest but we have managed to do a lot with it. We have birds, insects, pollinators and most importantly, space to have a bbq!