Today has been sunny and warm, still with a wind but not as cold as the last couple of weeks. Two days ago I was wearing 2 fleeces today I was comfortable in a short sleeved T-shirt.
As it MUST be getting warmer I planted out most of the sweet peppers and a few of the aubergines; the rest will have to wait for the peas and broad beans to finish (they’ve only just begun) as I need their space. I’ll pot the remainder into slighter larger pots and find a place for them outside so that their stems can strengthen before I plant them.
A couple of the tomatoes were damaged by the wind while we were away but I have some replacements I can use to fill in. Tomorrow I intend sowing direct some Yard Long Beans and I might try to squeeze a short row of dwarf beans in between the zucchini and squash.
The late afternoon light is very bright at the moment making many of the flowers appear luminous.
Below R. ‘Clair Matin’ on the pillars of the west facing side of the terrace.
Above bright sun and deep shadows make for a Chiaro/Scuro effect.
Other roses are flowering around the garden.
soon the perfume will be so strong it will fill the whole garden.
This almost black bearded Iris is always one of the later ones to flower, it is one of my favourites, but as you will have noticed many of the irises are my favourites!
It is only the 5th of May but it really feels that there isn’t very much left to flower in my garden. what’s just beginning to flower in yours?