Cathy at Rambling in the garden asks us to share a vase of flowers cut from our own gardens every Monday; it is always a pleasure to join her and many others for who this has become a ritual at the beginning of the week.
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
Think how much pleasure you gain from a vase of flowers in the house; think how much more pleasure there is when you have grown the flowers from seed and grown them in your own garden. This is what Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us to do each week and I want to repeat that she is a star! Creating vases even if she is far from home, plonking a few things in a vase to encourage every one to join in – you don’t need to be an expert flower arranger to gain pleasure from your flowers, anyway I feel it can’t be said too many times, THANK YOU CATHY. Continue reading
Cathy from Rambling in the Garden is away enjoying the Outer Hebrides and meeting some blogging friends, but this hasn’t stopped here request that we find something to pick from our gardens to enjoy inside the house this week; her post is already up, that’s real dedication.
Today I could have filled 10 vases there was so much in the cuttings beds and also other borders that could have been raided without loss to their overall look. Continue reading
I’ve been in Suffolk for the last four days and as expected when I walked around as soon as I got back early yesterday evening everything had changed! Irises were flowering and those not flowering were full of bud. Dianthus were filling the air with their cinnamon perfume and the Clair Matin roses on the pillars of the terrace were in full flower.
After a week away in warm sunshine I expected that there would be more flowering in the garden on my return home; but no, it has been cold with temperatures hovering around zero centigrade at night and a cold north wind blowing during the day keeping the temperature in single figures for most of the week. Continue reading