Yesterday was one of the occasional sunny days we have been having lately, and so I put in my alloted time in the garden (which alas diminishes every year - an hour at a time is pushing it these days). Nevertheless, it was productive and enjoyable and I dispensed with a number of dandelions and a few square yards of the prolific vine that escaped a few years ago from pots I put out to fill empty spaces.
Were there ever any empty spaces in this garden, - well, not for the last few years.
I noticed there were buds on the peonies, - both the regular ones and the oriental, and the red tulips are on the verge of blooming.
When posting pictures of the old Lost garden to Daybyday last night I jotted down a few plants I would really like to have in the garden here.
Astilbe / canterbury bells / pearly everlastings / evening primrose (the little ground hugging ones) and some lovely smelly regal lilies. I will try to do something about them this year.
Here are some pictures of the garden as it is.
a little clump of King Alfreds
first blooms on the bleeding heart
red tulips from Pat
the Oriental peonies after a shower
peonies, growing by leaps and bounds and starting to bud
the elephant ear hides its blossom before it starts reaching for the sky
the flowering almond on its way to becoming a vision in pink
the rhubarb which looks delightful but alas, seems woody again this year
K mountain, in a lacey cap this showery April day