Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Late Spring Garden Update

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:

I'm very excited to see that the Julia's Rose is blooming properly for the first time in the three years I've lived here. The delicate pastel copper is just exquisite, and it smells wonderful too. It's competing with the Blue Moon (background) as my favourite at the moment.

This time next week, the weather is forecast to turn hot. The nightly cycle of sprinklers, hoses and watercan-hauling will soon begin. I like spending time with my plants though, it's calming and a relaxing thing to do after work when it's too hot for baths and tea.


  1. Your roses look absolutely lovely! And good luck with your harvest this year!
    Greetings from -2°C Germany!

    1. Thank you! Keep warm! I envy your ability to wear cardigans and scarves. =)

  2. This all looks so gorgeous, given that I'm living in a land of frost and fog right now >_< The purple roses in particular are gorgeous! Your ferns reminded me that fiddleheads are edible, I'd love to try it one day!

    (P.s. I changed my URL back. I'm sorry for the fuss, but I was struggling with a spammer :/)

    1. Thank you! But I have to admit I'm a bit envious of your winter wonderland.
      I didn't know about the ferns being edible! I'll certainly look that up.
      And I'm glad you're back. I was getting a bit worried - your blog is one of my favourites. =D