March 27, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, we were treated to a couple of sunny days and a degree of warmth. Oh, this must be the start of the warmer weather we thought… let's buy a garden table and chairs set we thought… perhaps we could go camping we thought. It was a trick.
Now the temperatures are back where they belong, and this morning there was even some frost on the ground. On the plus side, the clocks go forward this weekend, resulting in lighter evenings, hurrah!
The ever so lovely forsythia is starting to fade, but it has been such a welcome sight with it's happy, yellow flowers. Elsewhere, on magnolia watch next door, the huge flowers have started to open. Our apple tree is showing tiny signs of new regrowth… I really hope the pruning hasn't damaged it. I love blossom and I love apples, so fingers crossed!
In my weekly 'help, what the hell is this plant', I have another one for you. I found a handful of very bushy, leafy, rather large plants in the border with an odd patterned flower-head… any idea what they are? We still haven't planted the new border plants we bought a couple of weeks ago… we really should get on that.
I know the skies are blue here but it really isn't very warm. It's a trick… brrrrrr.
Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.