The Mediterranean In Scotland   Leave a comment

Rosemary   –   Well, I thought I might go into the garden and get some nice photographs of the plum tree blossom this morning, as we finally have a blue sky and sunshine. Even with the slight breeze I might have been able to produce something usable. I say might have, as I discovered to my annoyance that I have accidentally left my camera in the car overnight, which is away with somebody else now, so there will be no new pictures today and I have to fall back on existing stock.

Which, in this case, isn’t really that old – this is showing the rosemary in my garden three days ago. Being a Mediterranean plant I had not expected it to do too well, especially since we have the most awful soil, too. It struggled in the first few years and after one winter I thought I had lost it, so much of it had died off. Then we had these really cold, snowy winters, and for some strange reason it has taken off after that. I pretty much leave it alone, and it is now a metre high bushy shrub, and one of the first to bloom in the spring, too. Which is a surprise every year and I keep thinking ‘should it be doing that’ when I see it covered in its pale blue flowers while it is still so cold outside. However, I am not complaining, at least this tough nut does not require as much molly coddling as some of my other garden plants.

Apologies for the focus issues, it was a bitty windy that day…

The Mediterranean In Scotland

The Mediterranean In Scotland

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