There is a change in the weather and in the appearance of the slope this week.
It isn’t so much that the day time temperatures are higher, although it is slightly warmer, but at night the temperatures are not dropping so much. I have noticed some plants are telling me they need a little irrigation, the moisture in the soil is diminishing and without addition water non drought tolerant plants would begin to shrivel.
However the slightly lower temperatures this spring mean that there is still a good display everywhere in the garden.
The usual view is different today, suddenly the Perovskia has grown and is blocking the view of what was visible only a week ago. In the formal beds this may be the first year when the Perovskia and Lavender flower at the same time.
Regal lilies planted here last autumn (having been in a pot last year) are making a strong statement, lifting their trumpet flowers above the surrounding plants.
On the slope the poppies are still flowering their socks off and surprisingly the small Cistus cuttings are still pumping out new flowers; it is difficult to imagine how such small plants can continue to produce new blooms over such a long period.
Has summer arrived in your garden; are there sudden changes that suddenly make an impact?