The weather certainly keep you guessing in Cyprus, but at least April is here and although there may be some April showers, which are all to the good and they usually tail off shortly. The rain refreshes the foliage that may have become dusty in the recent storms. Springs are quite elusive in Cyprus and in the recent past few years we have had severe heat waves during April which burned any new foliage as well as tiny new fruits. As the lovely cercis blossom is gradually being hidden under its emerging bright green leaves, bauhinia trees are bursting into bloom in the city streets, showering their attractive blossoms over passers-by. These two wonderful trees are perhaps too large for the normal domestic garden but come into their own given space to grow!.