The sun has gone down on our holidays. Tomorrow it is back to routine, and the fast pace returns. How I have enjoyed just being at home these last few days, and doing as I please. I was more than just a little depressed today, and had to spend a good deal of time on my garden seat, pondering the beauty that surrounded me. I get so much pleasure from my garden and enjoy every minute I spend in it. I mowed the lawn today and it looked so nice.
My eldest son was inquisitive as to why I took photos of my plants. They are there for such a short time and I want to enjoy them always. Gardening is such a changing hobby. I go out on inspections every morning to see what's new and what's coming and what has finished until next year.
I am thrilled with this Crab Apple that is a dark red and a lovely shape. I have been admiring them in other people's gardens and then when this one flowered, I knew why I liked it so much...I had chosen one at the nursery for myself. This is the first year it has flowered.
This is my friend Matilda that my Father in Law made me for Christmas last year. She sits beside me when I sit on the garden seat, and I can chat away to her. She is very agreeable!
My 'Cobolt Towers' Echium is MAGNIFICENT! It has about 3 spikes that have come out in flower since the holidays have started, but many many more to come. It has had LOTS of babies this year, so I am happily sharing them with my friends.
I have the smaller one 'Candy Cans' out the front and it has grown quite a lot in size and I am looking forward to it's flowering too!