The weather recently has turned a little cooler, more windy with added rain and hail showers. So unfortunately no butterfly sightings since Wednesday when there was a Peacock desperately trying to battle against the wind. I do hope it managed to find somewhere safe.
However, the garden moves on regardless. With two pleasant surprises spotted this week.
The first surprise is Russian Dwarf Almond beginning to bloom (and also Forget-me-nots but that’s old news as they’ve been blooming a couple of weeks). The dwarf Almond usually blooms in May or late April.
And the second surprise is Geranium Phaeum blooming; this is normally even later than the Dwarf Almond.
Although saying this… we have some which are much earlier than normal, and yet others that aren’t even close to blooming yet, but previously were blooming by now – Aquilegia and Tulips (ignoring Turkestanica).
Honesty is almost blooming… just not the colour I wanted! I like the white ones, don’t get me wrong. But I didn’t buy white ones, I bought them expecting purple! Grrrr.
And lookie what I spotted! It’s almost time, guys. Really, really looking forward to clouds of orange once more.
I am so unbelievably thankful that it’s Tulip season in the shops now! I’ve been looking forward to having vases of them for weeks, so when I saw some I had to snatch them up. I was also looking for Freesia for some cute little bottles I bought last weekend. So instead I have Tulips in them (don’t look quite right, but I don’t care because they’re Tulips).