Spring is slow this year. Low temperatures, sunshine and showers, grass frosts etc have held everything back. Narcissus 'cheerfulness' is a late bloomer, and has been in flower for a couple of weeks. It is a particular favourite of mine.
Forget me nots are out of control, but with a large garden I don't really think it matters. Apart from that, I love their little blue faces peeping through the foliage. Blue is such a lovely colour to have in a garden. We all like blue, don't we??
Dicentra loves my soil, and does so well. I divided the plants in Spring and they are all looking healthy. This is the mother plant given to me by a friend ten years ago. When they reach this size, how can you not love them.
We had an inch of rain today......I decided I was tired of being inside and gardened in the rain. I actually loved it....I was soaked but felt so very content. Nella was not impressed and took herself off to her blanket in the shed. She kept coming in and out to check on me but I believe in the end, she decided the lady wasn't shifting and fell asleep.
My favourite bloom in the garden at the moment is this lovely Euphorbia Characias, Apparently it does not like frost, and does not do well in an exposed site. I have grown this plant for ten years, the garden is in a frost pocket and is exposed. It just goes to show that the experts are not always right :-)