Continued to be wet and windy which wasn't very helpful for our first Open Garden Day of the year on the 1st. Flowers were still late in showing themselves although the roses that are climbing up the oak tree have been the best ever. The honeysuckles on the pergola's have been very floriferous too.
Unfortunately it would seem that the Clematis Armandii on the pergola has died. In some ways not a great surprise as it has always struggled a bit as it was under the oak tree and therefore the soil very dry.
Our 2nd Open Garden Day was on the 22nd and what a beautiful day that was – warm and sunny and barely a cloud in the sky. The flowers stopped sulking and were looking fantastic...at last!