Spring very nearly sprung!

pink edged Daisy
pink edged daisy

Last weekend was absolutely glorious – the sun shone, the air was warm and a gentle breeze kept everything at a perfect temperature.  The barbecue was wheeled out, cleaned up, and lit to celebrate the “first alfresco meal of 2018” – in fact we indulged and had two barbecues over the weekend.  The lawn got it’s first proper cut and the garden took on that “ready to burst into life” look.  I went round with my iphone and macro lens  to catch the first signs of new life.

Flowering Currant
Flowering Currant

It was wonderful to spend a bit of time pottering among the borders having a good tidy up and planting a view new shrubs and colourful plants.  We bought a miniature patio apple tree which amazingly has two varieties of apple on the one tree, a cooker and a dessert!

Spring time blooms
Jasmine leaves – Hazel bud – pink apple blossom

Goodness knows what’s happened though, we are back to strong winds, heavy downpours and winter coats.  We have that little glimmer to cling on to – hopefully it’ll be back with us again soon.

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