It is wonderful to have the sunshine and warmth back today. Yesterday was sunny but cool – a perfect day for working. I think I did too much though, since I was in the garden virtually all of the day. So this morning I simply sat in the garden and enjoyed.
Since the weather has been so cool, the tulips are lasting for much longer than is usual. They look great alongside the Iris.
I was intrigued to find this pair of praying mantis resting together on the back of a wicker chair. They seemed to be enjoying each other’s company since they spent the best part of the morning just like this yesterday.
And then there was the Cerastium alpinum var. lanatum blooming alongside the path. It is one of my favourite rock garden plants because the leaves are furry.
The Viburnum lantana ‘Mohican’ finally decided to bloom this year.The flowers are cool, though they have an odd scent. I remember buying it about five years’ ago because I liked its common name, Mohican Wayfaring Tree.
And for anyone in doubt about the creeping and tenacious Creeping Jenny, look no further. When I removed the pond underlining yesterday, I discovered numerous Jennies which had crept right through the underlining… no small feat. There was also a dandelion that had managed the same feat, but my picture is too blurred.
Every year I think the Veronica Whitleyi looks more stunning as it continues to spread across the rocks.