weekend in the garden...

We've had so much spring rain... it has slowed us down with any gardening jobs we would normally do at this time of year ~ mulching & weeding etc.


The roses are blooming... the palest creamy old fashioned english rose has the tiniest sharpest thorns & soft blown petals. For some reason it never lasts longer than two or three days before the petals drop...

The apricot rose was an anniversary gift a few years ago... I cannot remember the name but I love the washed out colours together. 

Our crab apple is starting to bloom... it's a very old gnarly tree & always produces a lot of fruit. I've been saving my jam jars so that I can make some crab-apple jelly to have with biscuits & cheese...

It's a little late flowering this year as it's been slower to warm up here in Melbourne...


but with the amount of rain we have had I am hoping for a good crop...


 We planted a pink lady apple two years ago & this is the first year it has flowered... 
  

soft white blossoms that float away in the breeze...
I adore the scent of lilacs, we planted two white lilacs in our front yard this year... this is the
first bloom we have had! So excited I can't wait until I can pick bunches of these to bring inside...


Our box hedges along the front yard are filled with classic white iceburg roses...




love how the petals of white stand out against the green hedge...