There are some lovely signs of Spring in a few spots in my garden, but I haven't shared any posts about it lately. I've been away from the blogging world for a couple of weeks now. The end of last term was a very busy time for me. Then I went away for the first week of our school holidays to enjoy the company of my family down south. When I returned home though, I found that the internet connection was down and the telecom company won't be coming to look at it until next week. BOO, HISS!!!
Anyway, as I had to pop into school to do some preparation work for the new term that starts next week, I thought I'd make the effort to post at long last.
Fingers crossed our internet at home will be up and running early next week, as I starting to suffer serious virtual world withdrawal symptoms.
O.K. moving on ... let's see what's blooming around my place on this first Friday of our mid-Spring month. The Spring colour can mostly be found out in my courtyard garden.
I'm really loving this stunning L.A. Lilium 'Eye Liner' with its white petals decorated with maroon dots and edged with a thin black border. I simply have to work out how to keep the seeds of this beauty. I've never had a go at keeping the Lily seeds before, so I will be embarking on a new journey of discovery and learning.
This beauty is one of the Oriental Lilium 'Sumo' range, but I'm not sure of the particular varietal name. These huge blooms have a wonderful perfume.
The scent of these Oriental Lilium blooms is filling my little courtyard garden at the moment, and I'm really enjoying my mid-morning cuppa out there each day, as my break from school is coming to an end very soon.
The Angelonia angustifolias and Torenia 'Violet Magic' are still on show.
There's a little bit of a cottage-garden look happening out in one corner of the courtyard. The combination of Salvia farinaceas, Angelonia angustifolias, Torenia and Impatiens hawkeri looks simply gorgeous at the moment. It's a real touch of Spring in the rather dreary 'dry season'
This is why I so love my little courtyard paradise.
The showy double white Petunias have come back beautifully from their drastic cut-back. I never tire of these big frilly blooms.
Elsewhere in the courtyard, there are flower sprays on the Pelargonium peltatum and the cheery faces of the Osteospermum are out once again.
I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers