The garden has exploded in colour and growth after the recent rain. It is a joy! There are quite a few photos in this post - I just can't help myself when there is so much to look at. Above is rhododendron Tinkerbird and her flowers have opened seemingly overnight.
What you can't get from the photos is the delicious jasmine scent from these flowers and the scent wafts around our little enclosed garden when it is sunny.
The flowers are so pretty with their delicate flush of pink.
This is a real Spring view - apple tree, bright green foliage and tulips.
The lewisias are coming into flower too.
My favourite Ballerina tulips after last night's rain.
The pink fringed tulips which I didn't plant, but which have flowered on and off for the last twenty years.
This narcissus (Pheasant's eye, or Narcissus poeticus recurvus) was one of my Granny's favourite flowers. She would be so pleased that I am such a keen gardener.
Granny used to walk to collect us from the bus stop and walk the mile or so home. She was a fount of knowledge about wild flowers, shrubs and trees. That is a wonderful memory which I treasure.
Aquilegia or Granny's Bonnets. I think this is a self seeder from another plant further up the border.
Self-seeded bluebells, but such a lovely blue, I am very happy for them to be there.
Tulip Ronaldo, still in flower, looking lovely with the raindrops.
These have lasted really well this year.
Raindrops on roses, well, raindrops on rose leaves. This is Olivia Rose Austin.
Finally, (well done if you have made it this far) here is Magnolia Fairy Blush. So pretty, so reliable and really needing a bigger pot now.
White flowers with a tinge of pink, just like the rhododendron at the start of the post. I love this time of year!