In a vase on Monday – Suddenly it’s summer!

I have been away from the garden; first to go bird.watching on an island off the coast between Rome and Naples where migrating birds stop to feed after their long flights from Africa.  Then with only two days at home between, I went to Amsterdam for 4 days to see the tulips!  After just those few days away the garden looks like I’ve been away a month!  After all the spring rain the weather changed completely just as we left home the first time so with temperatures way up in the 20’s° C EVERYTHING has grown! Continue reading

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A vase from the hotel

Yesterday I visited Keukenhof, an amazing experience for someone like me who is passionate about tulips.

I’m going to try again to add a photo of the vases in the hotel lobby.

I don’t usually use my phone for posts so it will be with fingers crossed.

A walk around the spring garden, but what’s missing?

Regular follows of my posts may wonder why I haven’t been posting every day to show you the development of my treasured wisteria.  Usually it is in full flower by the end of March and here we are in the middle of April and still I haven’t shared any images with you. Continue reading

A garden full of tulips

With winter continuing into April, albeit with some lovely warm spring days to make you believe that spring is really here; I have been busy trying to catch up with clearing the garden of weeds (which, of course, only need a little sunshine to encourage them to grow) and cut back perennials which I usually leave overwinter as habitats for small creatures.  All the work has meant that I have found very little time to share the garden with you. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Blue jug day

Monday spurs us on to find flowers in our gardens to plonk in a vase (or arrange tastefully depending on mood or time available) to share with Cathy at Rambling in the garden and other participants in this very popular meme. Continue reading