It’s all happening here

Remarkably, as we have done relatively little so far, it’s not looking too bad. Yes, there’s some weeding and the wallflowers will have to go soon, but on the whole I’m pleased.

The front garden:

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The wallflowers have been amazing, mainly because they were last year’s plants, didn’t do much so I left them in and they did much better second time around.

Peonies will be in full bloom very soon

Peonies will be in full bloom very soon

Scabious

Scabious

The viburnum finally flowered after making us wait for ages!

The viburnum finally flowered after making us wait for ages!

Lost the label for this, think it's a leucothoe - never seen it flower before.

Lost the label for this, think it’s a leucothoe – never seen it flower before.

And the ceanothus is going to be lovely but at the moment it's keeping schtum...

And the ceanothus is going to be lovely but at the moment it’s keeping schtum…

Back garden:

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This mahonia has been so very, very happy!

This mahonia has been so very, very happy!

Aquilegia, starting to tower over everything else

Aquilegia, starting to tower over everything else

Dicentra in full flower, centaurea just starting

Dicentra in full flower, centaurea just starting

Geum will be flowering very soon

Geum will be flowering very soon

Unlike its relative at the front, this ceanothus is floering - just a day or so ago there was no more than a tinge of colour

Unlike its relative at the front, this ceanothus is flowering – just a day or so ago there was no more than a tinge of colour

Phacelia doing its thing

Phacelia doing its thing

Weigela being a bit overshadowed by the phacelia, but still doing well

Weigela being a bit overshadowed by the phacelia, but still doing well

We will have gooseberries! (If the pigeons don't get them first...)

We will have gooseberries! (If the pigeons don’t get them first…)

A deciduous azalea that we bought last year, after it had finished flowering and was looking sorry for itself...

A deciduous azalea that we bought last year, after it had finished flowering and was looking sorry for itself…

Veronica, already looking lovely

Veronica, already looking lovely

Lots more buds on things like the lavatera and the cistus, flowers starting to appear on raspberry and thornless blackberry, and everything generally getting on with it.

Hope yours is doing well too!

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