Sunday, 12 March 2017

Blossom time.

Probably one of the prettiest times of the year when the plants have had some winter rain and now some unseasonably hot sunshine. 


at the end of February we had a week of totally white skies, hot, no wind and just odd.  Then it rained, hailed, thundered and lightning all in an hour or so and it left this....

.....the Sahara sand.  It covered everything,  cars, tables,  chairs,  it  eventually sank to the floor of the pool which took some time  to clean out!

Friday of last week - the 3rd - started fine.  Then it drizzled,  then it rained,  then the wind came and oh boy! was it windy!!  Sideways rain,  howling gales from early evening until about 4 or 5am.  Very noisy as  the wind howled round the house,  although we know everything is safely put away,  the noise makes you wonder what damage will occur.  Apart from a few  pot plants that blew over and lots of leaves and dust in the pool,  no problems.

Monday dawned bright and beautiful,  warm and sunny and about 20 degrees.  Tuesday the same, maybe warmer.  Wednesday a bit warmer and by Friday we were up to 25 and it was so hot out in the sun that I ventured into the pool.  OK, not exactly a swim but down the steps to chest depth for a cool down.  Same on Saturday but a bit cooler today. 

 And lots of flowers are now in full bloom...

Plum tree

Pear tree

a succulent from a friend - blooms almost all year.

Grape hyancinths


Another succulent,  we have lots of these.

And daisies,  they bloom almost all year too.