Well, this is a little glimpse of what spring time looks like in my garden right now. Finally I feel as though my garden is settling into the house. It takes awhile though, doesn’t it? Patience is not my virtue, especially so with gardens. I have spent the past 3 or so years pining after my old garden, wishing for taller trees and billowing climbing roses and out of control perennials. But ever so slowly and quietly this new garden of mine has grown and aged and is starting to feel, well, like a more settled in garden. Here’s a bit of a look at what it looked like about 3 years ago.
The roses have really taken off. I have climbing Black Boy, Pierre de Ronsard and climbing Mr Lincoln blooming away along my verandah. They are reaching nicely up to the wire supports that Pete and Lew put up for me last year and adding some lovely dappled shade to that northern aspect. The roses over the chook pen have gone a little crazy too. I have a white Banksia rose intertwining with a Crepuscule and they seem to be madly in love with one another. I love how they look against a bright blue, sunny, spring time sky. They are giving the chooks some much needed shelter and shade now too.
My blossom trees have been so pretty. The early blooming crab apples happened to be out with other hints of pink in the garden. My favourite crab apples are just about to blossom. They are a much paler pink and the leaves are a silvery green.
The cherry tree is starting to develop a nice, fat trunk. Pete has the same one planted in his garden. It’s fun waiting to see who’s will be the first to bloom. It seemed like a dead heat this year:)
I have quite a lot of red and mauve and pink in my Spring time garden which I’m loving against the grey walls of my house. But it’s nice to have a little surprise of colour in the garden too and this yellow iris that my lovely friend, Jenny gave to me last year, adds a perfect little eye catcher in amongst the reds and pinks and mauves.
So that’s a little look at what spring time looks like in my garden.
Gosh I’m happy that gardens get better and better with age. Aren’t you?
What’s a favourite at the moment in your garden?