In every border there is a splash of acid, attracting the eye and forming a bright backdrop to all the spring flowers. Of course, the acid is the from the flowering bracts of Euphorbia, both rigida and myrsinites. Continue reading
My tulips in pots in the greenhouse have now almost all been picked, I do have 15 Exotic Emperor still in the fridge which I’m going to plant today just to see how long they take to flower when they’ve had a very long chill and the growing conditions are warm; but the tulip season in the garden has already begun so hopefully I’ll have tulips for several more weeks. I say hopefully because while walking around the garden yesterday I found 10 stems of T. Brown Sugar laying on the ground, their stems having been biten through by mice I presume. Continue reading
In Monday’s post I mentioned that the weather forecast was for rain but that it was a lovely sunny morning. Continue reading
A very Happy Women’s Day to all my female readers. It is quite a big celebration day in Italy with many women going out to dinner in groups or to a film or for aperitivi.
Mimosa is the usual flower associated with the day.
Here are some pretty flowers to light your day.
This is the mimosa I showed you before, it only lasted about 5 days in the vase.
Have a lovely day
To say the weather has been mixed so far this week would be an under statement! Monday was sunny, war, with blue skies but a chill in the air from the wind. Yesterday, Tuesday, was dull and grey all day, still with a chill in the air, so much so I kept the greenhouse closed all day. Continue reading