It’s over a month to the first official day of Spring, but the very first daffodils and hyacinths and the first muscari are blooming, and in the space of the weekend 3 new little lambs appeared in the field next door.
True to Spring it was wildly windy and rainy so I took shelter in the greenhouse with my jars of flowers and grabbed some photos in the last of the daylight.
With the hyacinths there are some little pink geraniums. In the other jar there are a few little white blooms and foliage of nutmeg and apple scented pelargoniums, lavender sidonie, and 2 types of pink flowered tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium), a single and a double flowered version. These are both tough little shrubs growing on the edge of an ocean facing cliff which takes the brunt of the prevailing wind.
The scent is amazing. Lavender ‘Sidonie’ has a strange scent, which mixed with the scented pelargoniums and tea tree is intense and bracing. The hyacinths just smell lovely as you would expect.
Things are much hotter over at Rambling in the Garden where it is the height of Summer.
I feel a little guilty in taking the lavender, but not too much; Rosemary is in full bloom now and the honeybees seemed to be concentrating on that when they are out, and the bumble bees are still obsessed with the Phyllica.