Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Les Lilas

One of the joys of living in Europe is being able to see, and smell, lilacs in flower each spring.

These plants flower in a variety of colours ranging from white, pink, lilac (funny that) through to a deep purple.  Some are solid colour, while others have the petals outlined in a second colour.

This is what I purchased.  A beautiful medium purple with white outline.

I have been impatiently waiting for it to flower, and over the past week it has blossomed, leaving a tantalising hint of scent on the breeze in the garden, and a shot of colour.

A neighbour has kindly given me some lilac seedlings from her garden, so next year I will have white and lilac coloured lilacs flowering as well.  Something to look forward to.

To let you know.  It seems our internet problems are not making huge difficulties for us at present.  The problem is the cabling under the street..... so unless the works is approved to rip up the street and replace the cabling, then we will have to live with dodgy internet, phone etc.  A small price to pay to live in such a beautiful place I think.