Walking down from the Mirror Garden yesterday morning, doing my daily temperature checks over my three thermometers.
Stopping at the Vine Terrace. The two vines are leafing out, but there’s not enough shade to sit there yet until it’s cooler in the evening.
Then by way of the Iris Garden where all the irises have fat, juicy buds. The wild iris have a habit of thrusting themselves forward into the front row, instead of staying put at the back where I planted them. I’m too controlling! But I seem to have managed to prune rose ‘Blairii No.2’ properly for the first time – so many buds.
Then the Knot Garden. The tulips are at their peak. It was too expensive to replant every year (my original plan), so I just ‘top up’ ‘Paul Scherer’ and ‘Blue Heron’ each year now.
It all seems just perfect. We are due to get some rain (‘they’ say!).