Last Day of Spring
Tomorrow is the last calendar day of spring, and it has been a day of beautiful rain here - two inches, or 50mm, depending on which way you measure it.
My Christmas lilies are about to come out, so is the lavender. And the Smoke Bush is in full bloom. Here are some snaps just before the rain arrived. All are in the Kitchen Garden.
The mint is escaping between the loose bricks.
Self-sewn pink Larkspur and Poor Man's (or Russian) Garlic
Carthusian Pinks, with Tree Onions in the background. This pink was the one used in the 15th Century by the Carthusian Monks to flavour whatever alcoholic drink it was that they were famous for.
My Artichokes coming out in flower - how anyone could pick and eat these, rather than let them flower, I will never know.