We seem to be in a period of mild, pleasant weather and it is suiting the garden. At the weekend I sowed some grass seed, hoping that the Sunday rain would water it and the forecast warmth would stimulate germination – fingers crossed it may actually work as planned!
And the mild weather is suiting a couple of plants in the garden too. The big Viburnum x bodnantense in the front garden under a spreading eucalyptus is in full glory right now having not bothered much during winter and making a big, pink, fragrant cloud.
On those rare, sunny days the flowers are especially lovely.
It may also be a good year for the apricot. Though I have other, more modern varieties on the allotment, this was my original and the common ‘Moorpark’. To be honest, although this one is not at the forefront of apricot breeding I find that the fruits are absolutely delicious if allowed to ripen, and the birds leave them alone. I usually hand pollinate the flowers I can reach, with a small paintbrush, and I will do so in the next few days but there are bees around and I hope they may do the job too.
The only fly in the ointment is that wood pigeons have decided they like the taste of the flowers and I have been shooing them away when I see them sitting on the branches, weighing them down as they peck off the flowers. Fortunately there are loads of flowers at the moment.
Looking good, Geoff
Beautiful thanks for sharing! 🙂
Great shots….love pink blossoms against a blue sky!
One of the loveliest garden scenes ever – pink blossom against a clear blue sky! Maybe because of its rarity!!!😉