Our garden has been growing like mad though. The plants have really liked the rain and mild consistent (ish!) temperatures. Unfortunately though the rain has meant it has been hard to actually get out into the garden. Everything is very lush and green, even the grass. Our grass has usually turned brown and stopped growing by this point in the year, but it is still growing and needing to be mown very regularly! Not a problem, but it is a surprise.
The weeds are growing too, although thankfully the amount of foliage on the plants has meant that there aren't too too many, but the ones there are, wow, they are going for it. As soon as it stays dry enough for long enough, when I have time to get into the garden, I have a date with some weeds...
When I was out taking these flowers the sky was very dark and grey and when I came in and was editing the pictures the heavens opened and guess what? It started to rain again!
I have realised that I have been sadly neglecting not only the weeding - and deadheading which also needs attending to - but taking photos of the garden. I love to chronicle it and share it with you.
As I wanted to rectify that, this morning, after a little work, I nipped out into the garden to take a few photos. 121 later - yes, 121, can you imagine if that was on film!!! - I have some to share. Rather than
I haven't listed the names, although I have pointed out a few things here and there, so if you want to know anything specific let me know and I will see if I can help.
Potentially thousands of foxglove seedlings coming up. If they make it!
Teeny tiny miniature grapes.
The yucca is still growing well!
The dark skies that forecast rain that then came!
These are chrysanthemums kept from last autumn. They seem to be doing well which bodes well for a good display this year.
The lavender hedge is looking beautiful again this year.
How is your garden growing and blooming right now? Do let me know, I would love to hear.