Hello, isn't it wonderful to see such blue sky and feel the heat of the sun at last?
Lottie's doing the rounds of the sunny bits of the house.
It's great to be able to hang out the blankets again. There never seems to be anywhere to dry them in the winter.
The tulips are looking beautiful, but don't last all that long in the sun.
The pelargoniums are growing well. I ordered a few of my absolute favourites, so that I've got something to do in the greenhouse this year. I'm really hoping for a conservatory or garden room on our next house to fill with lovely scented plants.
This one, p. odoratissimum had self seeded in the gravel on the greenhouse floor. It smells so strongly of apples. Gorgeous. Other favourites are Attar of Roses, Rober's Lemon Rose, Tomentosum (very minty) and Lady Plymouth. There are dozens and I've grown most of them over the years, but unless you've got somewhere warm for them to overwinter it's often easier to start with new ones each year.
The frogspawn in our little pond had turned into hundreds of tadpoles
Opening up the greenhouse this morning I was met with this chap. Is it a young goldfinch? He must have flown in the window and couldn't figure out how to get out, but was soon on his way.
Coming back indoors, this little blue tit had landed in the utility room and was spinning round on it's back. It seems like the sun is making everyone a bit giddy!
Hope you all have a good bank holiday weekend. Looks like it might be barbeque time again :)