It’s September, and it’s spring!
The garden is slowly come to life, the bulbs are beginning to flower adding splashes of colour here and there, leaf buds are slowly beginning to burst presenting the new leaves for the new season, and in the veggie patch the fruit trees are blossoming too! Yes spring is certainly here.
In one of the front gardens there is a Japanese Maple planted in a central round garden bed. I’ve always envisioned this area planted with all things blue, purple, burgundy and white with an occasional pop of red! These things take time, last year I planted purple miniature bearded iris along the edge of the maple bed, they are multiplying beautifully and are always early flowering. This year two lilac trees given to me by my sister, Sonnie, one for my 50th birthday and one for my 60th, were planted along the front fence – we all adore lilacs, they remind us of home and our parents. In addition to the lilacs a clematis, another gift from Sonnie, was planted.