The sun came out! What a gorgeous day it’s been here today – I wish I had had my camera with me so that I could share photographs of the beautiful leaves on the beech trees I saw this afternoon, I love that bright lime-green zing of spring colour. But the sunshine did inspire me to take a few pics of the garden this evening.
We are very slowly re-landscaping our sloping garden into terraces. It *is* slow progress, but I am proud of all that we have done so far. Here’s the first gabion wall we built last year:
Still a bit of bare earth, but I am loving the way that the thymes, alpines and sedums are making themselves at home on the gabions.
Looking at last year’s garden pics made me realise that these are coming out a whole 3 weeks later than last year – it has been so cold and grey here, I can quite understand why it didn’t feel like coming out until now. It’s good to see them spring into life.
The Camasssia is just coming into flower too. I love this beautiful plant – I am really hoping that it naturalises in our garden, it’s so pretty. I’m rather proud of this photo:
Something that has been flowering, for weeks now, is this white saxifrage that I planted on the gabions. It’s still going strong too:
I’d like to get some more of saxifrage to grow on the gabions, I have been enjoying it so much during this miserable May – we can see it directly from our kitchen window.
The cultivated Veronica I bought earlier this year is also looking so pretty:
And here’s the wild version (bottom right corner), commonly known as speedwell, which, along with the daisies, is invading our uncut lawn. The best reason I know for not mowing the lawn…!
Hope you got to enjoy some sunshine today too!