Now that there are so many changes in the garden every time I walk around I think the time is right to begin regularly showing the same view (as last year) on Tuesdays. Cathy at Words and Herbs (our host for this meme) will, I’m sure, also begin posting on a regular basis very soon.
I will also use this post to note the weather each week. One word can be used to describe the weather this week – changeable!
Yesterday was quite sunny but there was a chill wind from the north so that it felt cold to be outside without adequate layers; today the wind has dropped and it is very warm indeed, well into the 20°s C possibly the upper 20’s.
You can almost see the heat in the images today.
The large shrub in the left foreground is Cotinus – this is usually very late coming into leaf even as late as the end of April. It seems to me that many trees and shrubs are flowering much earlier this year and I surmise that the cause is the cold December and January because it hasn’t been a particularly warm March.
These crab apples aren’t very attractive to the birds as only a few are eaten and most have remained on the tree since last September.
The noise under the wisteria is almost deafening! The bees are having the most wonderful time.
At the moment the wisteria is only fully flowering on the pillars; the buds on the beams of the pergola are still only slightly open.
Do you have a view you’d like to share? Cathy would love you to join when you can.