Never again! Just emerged from a month of marking exam papers. Huge piles of ironing; garden overgrown; journal unwritten and blog untended. But weeks of holiday coming up soon and I tamed the garden today. Ironing can wait.
I love these flowers which I've put in pots on the patio - we called them Livingstone Daisies in Ballyronan. This white shrub which we called Bride's Blossom is also flowering, but over here it
Peas also doing well and so much lettuce.
And the elderflower is eventually out, about a month later than usual. Our hedge is full of this and really needs cutting but it looks great for a while with all this frothy blossom. Considering trying elderflower champagne again but last time one of my bottles exploded in the garage so I'm a bit wary. This is another childhood tradition. It was made in May/June and we were allowed a glass of the sweet, slightly alcoholic fizz at Christmas.