|Memories from my childhood are teaming with times spent in my Grandparent's beautiful garden; when the sun always shone during 'proper' summers, their greenest of grass was the most manicured of lawns that I think I had ever seen, and the glorious flowers that tumbled from the borders would attract hundreds of colourful butterflies and bumble bees that filled the air with their hum.|
|Flowers really do lift my heart and time spent in my garden is precious. So after driving home this evening, I did a quick tour of our little plot!|
|I think one of the other reasons why I love the Viburnum so much, is its similarity to one of my favourite's at this time of year, the lilacs. I say 'this time of year' - It does seem that the constant rain and cooler weather we've had to endure over the past few months (during the serious drought that we are told is gripping the country!), that everything in the garden is a little behind. It was last April that the lilacs were looking their best, not mid-May.|
|The Wisteria is still a little reluctant to flower too...|
|But the auriculars are just perfect right now.|
It was last June that hubby and future son-in-law cleared the way for a new path to go down in our rear garden...We finally had to admit defeat on the 'time' front and so paid a friend of ours to lay the new path and to build some new drystone walls for us...And a lovely job he did too!
Its freed up time for us to work on other areas of the garden now :)
|Here's the newest border that I created last year...Which has come on in leaps and bounds...Lots of flowers to come over the summer months...|
|So much promise...Even on a rather overcast Friday!|
|With so much to lift the spirits already...|
|Have a lovely weekend...Hopefully with some sunshine...|
and no rain!!