What a delightful weekend we had in Rotterdam. The sunshine and high temperatures made it feel like summer.
The flowers in my garden seem to like the warmth and humidity. They thrive. Somehow they all seem to be in flower at the same time too.
In the middle part of the garden, which is quite shady, the rhododendrons, geraniums and Salomon's seal are in flower. In front of the garden house and along the garden path, the first roses steal the show. Foxgloves pop up everywhere. It's a spring idyll.
My middle daughter and I spent great part of the weekend at our allotment. It makes me happy to see how much she enjoys gardening. We cut the box hedging, mowed the lawn and did some weeding. With a heavy heart I decided to get rid of the lupins. They were covered in aphids, which caused the plants to wilt.
In between the heavy work, I found some time to plant sweet peas and sow Cosmos.
Next weekend I won't be able to post. Friends and I will be on a short holiday in the Lake District. If you have any suggestions of special places to visit, I would love to hear. They are very much welcome.
Have a good two weeks. Will be back soon.
Love, Madelief x
* The dress on the above photo's is a vintage one. I am not sure of the period, but it's beautiful.
* The purple rose on my photo's is called Rhapsody in blue, the lilac one Indigoletta and the bright pink ones: Pink Cloud and Tom Tom.