The aquilegias are in full, glorious and varied flower, bees humming drunkenly from pretty bonnet to pretty bonnet. Azaleas zing under a sheltering canopy of trees newly decorated with tiny fresh foliage, each and every morning bringing a fresh delight. Geums bloom in jam and marmalade colours. This one has made a carpet under the silver birches and new varieties will be added to the mix. And to crown the show, the Queen of flowers has opened-Tree Peony Uchiya Tsubaki It is a wonderful time of the year. I could live in my garden at the moment and enjoy every single hour spent in the company of the blooms , the bees and the birds.
And for a few days I don’t even mind these…..