I was thinking that my garden was looking a bit sorry for itself, until I took these random piccies and realised it wasn't as bad as I'd first thought.
We do tend to plant a lot of evergreens so that we can have year-round colour in the garden and one of my favourites is this Variegated Euonymous - we've got quite a few varieties and they blend so well with all the other plants.
Another favourite are Hebes - again several different types dotted
around the shrubbery and borders amongst the Japonicas and Cotoneasters.
This Viburnum has just come into bloom
John's mum used to say that Rhododendrons always flowered around the time of his
birthday which was yesterday - and this has just made it by the skin of its teeth!
Love these lavenders and they attract so many bees and butterflies
The Broom has been flowering for a few weeks now and is still going strong
Pansies are a favourite of mine - and I love to see them bobbing around in the breeze
This flowering cherry budded about a month ago and has just lost the last of its blossom
Normally by now the tubs are brimming with colour but
my baskets are all I have at the moment
These Campanula look lovely for about a fortnight but for some reason we lose
them very quickly and not sure why - any ideas?
Not quite Chelsea but it's all mine (ours) and looking forward to a summer full of more blooms.