There are bouquets of lilac in my house this week! The temperatures may not be very high but the garden can wait no longer and it is just exploding with colour and the first flowers of the season. We haven’t had much rain, so the wisteria is hanging around longer than usual and I find myself with simultaneous blooms on wisteria, lilac and even the first peonies. A very unusual combination.
This weekend saw the first big plant fair of the season too, one of my favourites, held in the grounds of a 13thC chateau at La Roche Guyon, just a little way along the river from Monet’s garden at Giverny. I came away with some ferns that I have never grown before and a beautiful rose called Scentimental that I have hunted for ages.
So here is the offering from the garden this week, dominated by the lilacs because of course we have to make the most of their short season.
And with a couple of Scentimental roses showing their striped petals at the top of the bouquet.
Hope your week has got off to a fragrant start!