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!
There is no ground to be seen on the slope now so that when I want to plant out my Cistus cuttings I will have to clear them a space and mulch well so that they have a good chance of establishing.
Last week I showed you the elegant spires of the Iris stems, this week as I predicted some of the flowers have opened. These are the native Iris here in Italy and you often see them outside people’s gates. They are the favourite food of the porcupine who will dig and make a dreadful mess to get at the rhizomes; luckily they can’t get into the garden so these are safe.
The sudden warmth has spurted all the trees into blossom of foliage and more and more tulips are blooming so I think another post about the spring walk and other tulips is in order for tomorrow, plus the wisteria flowers are finally fully open and the intoxicating perfume is just wonderful. What new scented planted are flowering in your garden this week.