We're using the garden much more now too. Not having many meals out there yet but we've had some lovely sunny days playing outside building dens, reading and yes hanging the washing out too ;-)
I'm really enjoying this plant at the moment, it's a "Centaurea", a type of cornflower
The flowers start off as purple buds, then open to this electric blue before fading to a reddish purple. So pretty
My Queen of the Night tulips are blooming away. The previous people living here had planted some around the garden too so they've been popping up all over the place.
They also planted quite a lot of lillies, including a couple of these monster ones! I think they're known as tree lillies? Very much looking forward to seeing these flowers, look how huge the stem is already :-o
I bought these frilly pansies as a reduced tray in mid Winter. I think one or two died but the rest are full of flowers. I love bargain plants lol
I've got a few lupin plants scattered around the garden and I noticed that this one has the beginings of a flower spike starting. How exciting!
Mr Soaring Sheep bought me two of these happy windmills, aren't they fun? I was pathetically over excited by them lol. You can see the massive hibiscus plant my Mum gave me on the right is just starting to grow leaves.
I've got some scented narcissus still flowering but aside from them my pots are full of tulips instead. There are some tulip buds getting ready though, I guess this pot doesn't get as much sunlight so everything's a bit further behind
Another heuchera, I love these plants. Mr Soaring Sheep got me this one for my birthday
I planted up the hanging baskets at the front and back of the house with some Summer plants. There are two or three trailing geraniums in this one and a fuschia too although you can't really see it from this angle
Does anyone else have some garden posts to share?