In a vase on Monday – Flags and Princes

There are now some tulips flowering in the garden, as I shared with you yesterday.  This seems very early but I was expecting that they would flower early due to the cold temperatures in November and December.  Last weeks vase of Purple Prince tulips have lasted wonderfully well and are if anything looking better now than they did last Monday. Continue reading


5 minutes of amazing light

Today it has been raining all day, with strong cold winds it wasn’t a day to spend time outside.  Late in the afternoon I watched Friday’s Gardener’s World (available on You Tube; just as the programme finished I noticed it had begun to rain again but that the sun was also shining very brightly just before it went down.  I rushed out with the camera (it was 18.10) to try to capture the amazing light. Continue reading

Flowering today in my garden

Our weather is strange; three or four days of very cold weather and rain; then a couple of days of glorious sunshine, so bright it was almost too strong to be eating lunch on the terrace without some shade! Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – More Tulips

After the freezing winds last week I was pleased to see that the greenhouse heater did its job and maintained the temperature at just above zero centigrade.  The tulips in pots are taking much longer to flower than when there is more sun and more warmth to induce them to flowering. Continue reading

Wednesday with words – Flowers in the snow

Today more of the snow has disappeared but remains is hard crusty ice!  The peas and broad beans remain completely buried under their blanket of snow; the Pak Choi under its cover of fleece looks fine.  More snow is forecast during the night followed by rain and a rise in temperature so hopefully these will be the last of the images of my snowy garden ( I do hope I’m not talking too soon).  All the images were taken yesterday 27th February. Continue reading