At this time of year the gardens changes from moment to moment. Continue reading
At last it really does feel like spring weather has arrived. For the first time this year I have actively sought out a shady spot when I’ve been in the garden because the sun is so hot. The images for this post were taken on Wednesday late afternoon, at about 5.45 and just look how bright it is! Continue reading
The tulips are two or possibly three weeks late flowering this year and it is noticeable that the ones planted as additions to the spring walk in November 2014 have flowered earlier than those planted the year before. Continue reading
The wind dropped today and instead of an icy wind this afternoon was positively hot, I may even have sunburn! This afternoon I planted the Dahlias in between the rows of Narcissi; I watered them well and will now avidly await their shoots showing above ground.
The bright light has bleached the colours in the images which were taken at about 5pm this afternoon.
What time do you usually photograph your garden? Early morning and very late afternoon are considered the best times but maybe you want the bright light of the middle of the day. Do you consciously try to capture different lights?
Amazingly the temperature in the greenhouse fell to 2.5°C on Monday night and just 1°C last night! This is an unheard of low in April. I removed the heater last week and put it away; I even turned off all the heated propagating trays – MISTAKE!
During the days the north wind is blowing and it is freezing to be outside; The Tramontana is a wind that cuts through you and I am tired of hearing it; in the greenhouse the temperature rises because the sun is strong; according to the forecast on my phone temperatures aren’t due to rise above 20°C for at least the next couple of weeks, I hope they are wrong. Continue reading
Easter weather has been very mixed here in central Italy with Friday being quite sunny and pleasant, Saturday and Sunday cold, windy and wet and Monday is forecast to be sunny but with very strong winds; so not really ideal for enjoying the garden.
Both my vases today were actually prepared for a dinner party on Friday evening but are still looking lovely; in fact by Saturday the tulips were actually standing up better than they are in my images taken on Friday. Continue reading