It was a very wet Spring this year, which meant I didn't need to start watering the plants until a few weeks later than normal -- they sprang into life on their own and most things are growing well. Weeds grow so fast it's hard to keep up with them! (I secretly prefer the lawn like this, with dandelions popping up all over. It's the witch in me.)
I noticed when editing the photo that the shrub in the background looks like it has bright blue fairy lights all over it! But it's just the sun reflecting off the glossy leaves.
The orange tree has hundreds of tiny green globes all over it:
The plum and apricot trees are coming along nicely. I'll need to put the bird netting on them this weekend. This is the plum:
The ferns normally start to flag a little when the weather gets warmer, but it's not quite time for that yet:
Last but not least, the roses are even more glorious this year! The Circus Gold is a little too bright for me, but I can't help falling in love with its exuberance: