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

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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

March in My Hesperides Garden – in like a lion

And it looks like it is OUT like a lion too!!  The end of February we had snow and freezing winds that did quite a lot of damage to the garden including burning the leaves of the olives which have lost more leaves than I’ve ever seen happen before, I don’t know if this will effect the crop for this year but certainly the trees will be weakened by the lack of leaves. The buds on the wisteria were just beginning to swell but the wind and minus 8°C temperatures have burnt them you so that although there may be some later flowers, I won’t have the wonderful display of previous years. But not everything is doom and despair in the garden this month. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Feels like spring

Monday gives us all the change to experiment with our flower arranging skills and to participate in Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s challenge to find flowers from our own gardens to pick and plonk or arrange in a vase.  After a week when each day was windier and colder than the last, today is warm, sunny and definitely more spring-like than it has been. Continue reading