Changing seasons

Everyone does #SixonSaturday differently. My usual approach is to have a quick look around the garden and see what strikes me as new, special or a useful pattern of six. Today I did a quick tour of the front and back gardens to see what was going on. It was raining a bit but what struck me most was the signs of the changing seasons. Early spring changing to late spring, but with signs of summer and autumn too.

  1. So in one bed there were late daffodils, with forget-me-nots in the background

2. In another, the roses are beginning to produce buds, there is a great mass of aquilegia, yellow poppies, forget-me nots and lavender but there are also signs of the last of the daffodils.

3. The apple blossom is looking wonderful.

4. So is the cherry, with more poppies and forget-me-nots in the background

5. The broccoli is almost finished, with its lovely tips turning into yellow flowers, photobombed here by another poppy

6. So there’s all this spring glory, the last of the daffodils but also the promise of summer and even autumn in the garden just now. In the end it was the yellow poppies which captured my #sixonsaturday on my twitter account, as they seemed to have spread everywhere. They’ll last all summer and bring me joy, even in the rain.

Most of this (apart from the apples and the broccoli) is in my front garden, an oasis of loveliness, where once there was only paving and a place to park cars.

7 thoughts on “Changing seasons

  1. Lovely! I also enjoy when my broccoli goes to seed. The bees love the flowers, and I had a heavy crop of seed last year, and enjoyed watching the seed heads get ravaged by the birds in Autumn.

      1. Haha, you should see how I garden – everything that goes in stays until the next spring. It is a hodgepodge that my SO does not understand. He says I plant things too close together and not in rows. I say weed suppression and anyway I am not trying to grow commercially and get more than enough produce for my needs. I do have to think about my beans (which basically go with the peas and overtake them by the time they are done – I always over plant for the space and last year I tried long beans and they were not so happy being crowded by the runners and standard green beans.

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