I managed to get some gardening done this week on a reasonably dry day (few and far between at the moment). I decided it was time to prune the hydrangeas having left the flowers on for longer than usual because they had been so prolific last year. This picture shows one of my favourites, the lace cap which had grown to fill a gap which belongs to the hellebore in winter.
When we came to live here Justine gave me a selection of seeds she had gathered in her garden and these Nigella still self seed every year and delight me with their dainty flowers.
These fuschia were also a group of cuttings from Justine and are still going strong and very popular with the blue tits.