I’m beginning to get behind in photos again; run out of steam at the moment and things change so quickly I just can’t keep up with the photos!
Thanks to the lack of spring blooms from the autumn Cherry, my attention is turning to the Star Magnolia with its lovely blooms and wonderful perfume. I spent yesterday afternoon in Meersbrook park enjoying the sunshine and in a few gardens around the park there are some very nice Stellata specimens… Mine still has a long way to go before it’s as impressive but I am thrilled with the show this year, especially considering I was going to get rid of it last year if it didn’t bloom yet again.
I’ve been trying to ensure it’s well watered throughout summer and sure enough, it’s rewarding me :)
For a second year running we are now in drought; I hadn’t expected us to, not because we’ve had a lot of rain but because we have Yorkshire water and the reservoirs usually remain well stocked thanks to the peaks… Anyway, we’ll see how it goes. No doubt the lawns will be the first to suffer again and I imagine grass in the city centre will be dead soon.