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
Month: April 2018
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.
In a vase from Amsterdam
Sorry the photo will have to come later due to technical difficulties.
In a vase on Monday – Elegant Irises
Monday is the time to go into the garden and pick some flowers to enjoy in the house or, if you have time, to play around and practice your flower arranging skills. Continue reading
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
In a vase on Mon……..
OK, I know it is Tuesday today but Cathy at Rambling in the garden is usually very tolerant of late-comers! Continue reading