Actually, it’s amazing how quickly the garden changes at this time of year.
Just looking back at Al Fresco I posted seven days ago and now the apple blossom pictured there has turned into teeny apples, the tulips are all but over and the primula has gorn. But in their place are geraniums, weigela, robinia blossom, columbine and a fragrant yellow plant of the pea family that I can’t remember the name of.
It’s a tender little thing, this pea-related shrub, with pretty leaves. I got a branch from a a friend and took five cuttings, which survived. Gave them to friends, kept one. Mine died over a winter. A friend’s cutting had grown well – planted straight into the ground – so she gave us all potted-on cuttings. I had two. This winter, only one of mine survived – and everyone else’s has died so now I’m hoping my plant will grow well so that I can distribute cuttings once more. Just shows it’s pot luck (geddit?). Hard to know why I go to so much effort with it when I can’t even remember it’s name!
So this morning breakfast looked so good, I took its picture and then trailed around the garden recording the other bits and pieces in flower.
Hah. This could be called “Light and Shade on Scrambled Egg”