On this glorious Easter weekend there is a cornucopia of things to choose from for this week’s six.
1. Apple blossom
I love the pink and white candy blossom on our dwarf apple tree which has opened out in the warm sunshine. Last year we only got one apple on this tree after the Beast from the East hampered its blossom. This year I am hoping for a better harvest.
2. Front garden allotment
I have been busy planting up the raised beds in our front garden with sweet peas and broad beans as well as planting chitted seed potatoes and sowing Paris Market carrots, lettuce, rainbow chard, cosmos, calendula and purple zinnias. I’ve run out of space now!
3. Bluebells and bronze fennel
The bluebells are our in force in our garden now – pretty sure these are English/ Spanish hybrids and they spread like wildfire but they are quite attractive so I let them be. I like the contrast here of their Venetian blue with the bronze fennel.
4. Choisya ternata
The Mexican orange blossom is gloriously in flower, but that belies the fact that one of its central stems has split badly and I am wondering if I need to remove it and find a new evergreen for this spot,
5. The long view of the herbaceous border
Tulips are still providing most of the colour in this border, but there is plenty about to come into flower including geums, roses, peony and alliums. Watch this space.
6. Tulipa ‘Stunning Apricot’ and Narcissus ‘Bellsong’
Couldn’t resist ending on the last of the Spring bulbs by our front door. I am rather pleased with this peaches and cream combination 🍑
Don’t forget to head over to The Propagator’s website to see what the esteemed founder of this meme and his followers are up to. Happy Easter folks!