The Fruit Trees are Blossoming

You know spring is in full swing when the fruit trees are blossoming. Some time in September (time has a mind of its own at the moment; I'm sure it's sneakily gotten faster in the last few weeks) I ventured around the garden to take photos of some of them. Spring has revealed the possibility of another…

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A Little Tour of Late Spring Flowers

So, the garden isn't exactly bursting with flowers, but I have some! Most of my flowering plants are still in pots, but there are red roses in the garden and perennials and annuals are slowly starting to make their way in. Notice any general colour themes going on?

Spanish Bluebells

The bulbs that appeared en masse in the front garden have flowered, revealing themselves as Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica). It is lovely having some flowers in the garden, albeit without any work on my part. Well, I can take the credit for freeing them from their weed mat prison. They have even motivated me to do…

Hope Springs up Amongst The Weeds

I have been ignoring my weed-invaded front garden for a while, apart from spraying the oxalis, in favour of working on the back garden. But over the last few weeks something remarkable has happened. From among the dying weeds and barren earth, bulbs have sprung forth! The snowflakes were the first to appear. I'm guessing…