Today the sun is shining very brightly, you can see it was so strong the images dazzle with the light.
This week there was a severe weather warning for my part of Italy; strong winds, thunder storms and hail were all forecast. So far we’ve had a thunder storm but it didn’t rain very much and even though it is very sunny it is also windy.
The usual view
Iris ‘Before the Storm’ still producing more flowers
Philadelphus flowers form the back drop to the slope now, I must remember to use some for my vase next Monday
Crimson salvia has formed an emormous bush next to the Philadelphus
Another cistus cutting that is flowering well for a small plant
Looking up from the gare
Tulbaglia has begun to flower, it isn’t a good idea to rub against its overpoweringly garlic smelling foliage
More red poppies than orange? maybe!
Last week I felt that the posts about the spring walk would come to an end but perhaps it is still interesting for another week. Today I’ll show some views from around the garden, you might like to suggest which you’d like to see on a weekly basis for the summer.
The cypress is the one I stand by for The slope on Thursday but looking across the garden to the south
Zooming in from the previous image
Rosa Clair Matin on pillars of the terrace
Standing in front of the Clair Matin looking west
My favourite Rosa Veilchenblau is flowering
The path by the Large Island
Looking back from the same spot
Hemerocallis Sol d’Oro
Hemerocallis Sol d’Oro with salvia, Eschscholzia, and Roses
The large Island looking across to the formal beds
The circular rose bed
The circular rose bed from the Spring Walk
The small Island with Stipa gigantea
Rosa ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ with dianthus
Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’
The Left hand border
Do let me know which view you’d like to see on a regular basis.