The garden has suffered from extremes of weather this year. After beginning mild the winter closed with two weeks of freezing temperatures in February with temperatures dropping as low as -15 degrees centigrade.
Now fear of drought is the issue having had very little winter and spring rain. It is raining lightly today with storms forecast so I am glad I have taken photographs of the trees in blossom.
The young pear tree in the front garden has been very generous with its blossom this year.
The cherry and the apricot in the back have been full of blossom.
The wisteria against the white atelier wall is full of flowers that perfume the back door area. The wisteria in the front garden is in bud but without the additional warmth of a wall has not yet flowered.
All this beauty!
But practicalities call, the soil is now soft from the rain and it is an ideal moment for weeding before the weather deteriorates further.