Flower buds on my wisteria were looking good today. When I checked to see if there were any early signs of flowers coming from a bud I was delighted to spot one, shown below.
Rain is expected over the weekend so today I was out weeding. I enjoy weeding using a small hand fork. I always like to give the borders a weed prior to rain showers as I feel the rain gives the weeds the chance to multiply – especially after a warm dry spell as we have had recently. I also try water to the borders first so that they fully benefit from the rainfall all the way down to the roots. I hope the forecast is correct as the gardens are definitely needing some rain now.
To read more and see more photos of my Wisteria when it came into flower at the end of May 2007 go to Wisteria from bud to flower .
Update April 12th 2008. If you would like to see photos of the stages of a wisteria bud through to flower go to Looking for wisteria flowers my post on April 12th 2008.