I have been so so busy this week that it was not until I remembered that it was time for my Five on a Friday, that I realised I had not even posted this week.
In my defence though, I have been busy it has been nothing worth sharing with you. The only thing causing any excitement is the garden, with so much springing into life it is the very best time of year for the garden, every time you walk out of the door another little shoot has popped through. For this reason I make no apologies for once again sharing garden pictures.
The first is my lovely Japonica which runs along the trellising at the back of the garden. Next is the first fully opened flower on my Azalea. I loosely say “My” to this one as it was actually a little plant bought for my daughter by a work colleague on her 21st birthday and she will be 40 on Sunday, it was put into the garden when it finished flowering and has been there ever since, but she still reminds me that its not mine. I wish I knew how to take a cutting for her garden as we dare not move it.
Lastly is a picture of a beautiful pot of tulips, white but edged with burgundy, they look stunning.
I always have fresh fruit with my breakfast, my favourites being Raspberries and Blueberries, so we have decided to have a go at growing them in pots. They were planted as “raw wood” in December and as advised there are two of each plant, with a pot for early summer and one for late summer in each variety. They are certainly looking healthy.
These are the promise of new things to come. These wisteria have just appeared this morning, the plant goes right down one side of the garden and the whole way across the back of the house, and last year we decided to allow it to come down the side of the house too, it only managed to reach the back door last year but I hope it will reach my kitchen window this year (fingers crossed). The Lilies of the Valley run amok through the rockery at the bottom of the garden and they smell once they come into flower is heavenly. Last but not least is one of the ferns which sit between the old shed and the waterfall, I love when these grow up and hide the old shed from view, though I do like the colours when they are still in there curled up state.
The last of my five pictures for this week is still garden related but not a plant. It’s my wildlife, the pond is almost wriggling with so many tadpoles this year. It took a while to get a picture of them but I so wanted to share with you, so here you go