21st April 07
The weather has been incredible. Hotest,
sunniest April on record (I think..) That means that everything is several
weeks ahead of normal. Indeed, it is the first year that I have hardly used the
greenhouse. Too hot in there for tender young plants!
Good news is that we haven't seen the deer for three weeks. Hence the (remainder) of the tulips survived. Indeed the best (actually first!) show of tulips we have ever had.
|Front of the house through the new gates. Note the rhododendron.|
|The honeysuckle azalea and its almost overpowering scent|
|Very early for osteospermums|
|Two views of the path and wall. Really bursting into colour|
|The canopy of rhododendrons over the pond|
|The definite stars at the moment are the tulips. Never got this far before as they ALWAYS get eaten by the deer just as the buds are about to flower.|