It has been sunny and warm and perfect gardening weather since last Thursday but the forecast says it will rain tomorrow and Saturday and the north wind will return so no more lunches outside for a little while.
All of the trees are now showing their new green leaves and the crab apple and quince have flowers!
The slope is looking very full. Prostrate Rosemary and Teucrium are still flowering, the Muscari are still making a show but are coming to the end of the flowering period, the species Iris are making their presence felt but it is the Eschscholzia californica that are stealing the show, their big floppy flowers looking almost like bright orange tulips. On the slope they are all orange in other parts of the garden numerous other colours make this a versatile choice for any dry garden.