It is just over a year since the creation of cannonhill chronicles. I have had so much enjoyment sharing our lives and re-living our experiences and it never ceases to amaze me how many corners of the world this simple little blog reaches. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by, you are my inspiration.
One of my early posts introduced you to my spring garden. After a long, cold, wet winter, I had forgotten how beautiful and renewing spring can be. The days are warming, the sun is shining and the evenings are longer. The daffodils are in decline
but there’s no stopping the lilies
The crocuses are appearing in places new
as are the clivea
and Queens tears.
The orchids haven’t disappointed this year.
The bees are enjoying the diosma
and the waratah is in full bloom.
The first rhododendron has flowered
and nearby was my greatest surprise. The previous owners had planted a camellia in a very narrow bed against a shed wall. Rather than risk transplanting, I espaliered it a few years ago. Although it has thrived, it has never blossomed….until now.
Just the one so far but it is perfect.