,..this was the view over to the Poplar trees. A grey, rain laden sky behind, but beautiful sun in front, illuminating the trees and making them look fiery and amazing.
I love looking at these trees and seeing the seasons change their appearance. You wouldn't think we were in the middle of a city, would you?
Looking up again, this time into the flowers of an Erythronium 'Pagoda', with its lovely upswept petals.
Looking up again, into the bluest of blue Spring skies, with Magnolia Susan (who features a lot on my blog in April), with a lilac tree behind.
Another tub of tulips delighting me with their colour. This is Ronaldo, with Don Quichotte yet to flower. It is so hard to be patient!
Another view of the blue sky with the Magnolia and Lilac...just because they are pretty!
More tulips from the single mix. There are a couple of other types in the mix, but they aren't quite in flower.
Here is something I am really excited about. This is a Patio Peony, specially designed for pots, called 'Athens' and should have pink flowers. I bought it earlier in the year and have watched it gradually start to grow, but didn't really expect anything except leaves this year. As you can see, there are buds - I think there are four.
The plant has lovely glossy green leaves, and the promise of a beautiful flower. I have also got 'Madrid', a white flowered peony, which is just starting to unfurl its leaves, so has a way to go yet. Patience, patience!