In North Cyprus we have had a very mild, dry winter and now spring is definitely springing in our neck of the woods – the fruit trees have been in blossom for some time now and leaves are replacing flowers. The mimosa/wattle is out in bloom and the hawthorn now has leaves again. Out on the fields the wild fennel flowers are starting to appear. And our garden is becoming a riot of colour again.
So here are some pics of our flowers, although I must be honest and say that it’s my husband who has the green fingers. I did startle him the other day by commenting that I thought I’d seen some leptospermum (tea-tree) which, I might add, startled myself. When I first met my husband I had no interest in gardening whatsoever, but I’ve gradually picked up bits and pieces of knowledge over our nearly 39 years together. I do know, for example, that if a lawn looks as if it has weeds, check with the head gardener (hubby) before you pull out the weeds, as when he finds you’re ripped up the freesia plants just coming into leaf, he promptly has a hissy fit!
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I present our 2016 spring garden – the grevillea and bottlebrush are our nostalgic reminders of life in Australia!