It’s so cold that it’s as if we have returned to winter again. It doesn’t seem possible that we recently experienced a mini heat wave. The wind is bitterly cold and we have had lots of rain. The forecast is better towards the end of this week though with a return to more normal weather for the time of year.
The last group of tulips that opened during the mini heat wave have stayed firmly closed ever since.
In the first small corner bed as we go up the garden we had a huge lavender which we had planted when we moved in and it was really lovely for years but then it suddenly died a couple of years ago. It has been a struggle since then to get this patch filled but this year it is looking really good. I love the way the plants spill over and soften the edges of the patio.
The hard square edge has now disappeared. I can’t wait for better weather so that we can get back out into the garden again. The good news is that the weekend is forecast to be good.