The past week has had mixed weather; hot and sunny but cold, overcast and windy at the weekend, then hot again on Monday and Tuesday, overcast again on Wednesday and rain is forecast for today but as yet it’s sunny.
The slope as the title suggests just gets better and better, as one plant finishes flowering another begins. This week the Tulbaghia is suddenly displaying its violet star-shaped flower heads. The Eschscholzia remain the most obvious feature but close inspection reveals that the soft sage green leaves of the Verbascum are growing larger and it won’t be too long before their stately flowers push up.
The cypress needs that wayward branch removed.
The pPerovskia has been busy self seeding and I may need to remove some before they colonise the whole area.
The image above gives a true idea of how steep the slope is, not an easy place to garden, hence the choice of plants that require little care are given a home here.
The tree in flower is Melia azedarach.
The two Cistus in the foreground were both grown from cuttings. Stipa tenuissima was blowing about wonderfully in the wind, I wouldn’t want to be without it.
Tomorrow is the 22nd of May and Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, I do hope you’ll find some foliage amongst all the flowers that May has to offer share with us. I realise that in the northern hemisphere that flowers are the main features of our gardens but even here in Italy when everything flowers in May, the foliage still has a hugely important supporting role to play; I look forward to seeing what you find in your garden.