The weather continues much the same as it was before I went to the Red Sea. Night temperatures are still hovering around zero degrees C, the north wind blows with an icy chill, the sun shines but its heat is only felt if you are protected from the wind.
Actually while I was away the wind was incredibly strong, a couple of my mutabilis roses were virtually pushed out of the ground, driving back from the airport we saw many trees that had been pulled right out of the ground and shade netting etc. was left flapping around uselessly. I was therefore very lucky.
I really must get on and cut the Perovskia back here; the formal beds have been done and mulched ready for the few tulips that remain here to flower (every year I think they won’t flower but so far I’ve been proved wrong.
I didn’t think it was possible for the rosemary to flower any more profusely than it has been doing for at least a couple of months now.
All the images were taken at about 2 pm, you can see the light is now very bright.
It is joined by the river of Muscari although some are now under the rosemary so I should divide all the ones I have and replant them to continue the effect.
The good news is that many of the tulips are now showing above ground so my fears about them being eaten by mice seems to be unfounded.
Are your tulips showing their shoots yet? What other bulbs are flowering in your garden?