Remember those Triffids that appeared suddenly? Well, they are definitely growing taller in just 2 days. If anyone can identify them, I'd love to hear from you.
This Japanese Willow (Flamingo tree) is supposed to be a fast grower, but I think my particular tree hasn't read the descriptions. It hasn't really grown much in the 4 years I've had it; I do trim it twice a year to encourage the pink colouration of the leaves, but it is soon going to be eclipsed by the vigorous Peony which is growing fast beneath it. At this rate, the Peony flowers are going to look as though they are growing on the Willow!
These tulips are still going strong, long after all the others have died off
The Azalea in the front garden had been very hard pruned, so much so that all that remained was a chestnut brown base of branches with no leaves, But shoots sprang up from it, then buds appeared, tightly closed and no hint of colour. But look! It's a gorgeous bright orange - I'm so chuffed.
I love the pattern of raindrops on this leaf.
and to end, not a Zebra crossing . . .
Typically, they stand on the roadside, waiting for a car to come along, then decide to saunter across!