This past weekend has been glorious; sunshine that was actually warm; too hot for a fleece! I weeded and tidied the evergreen shrub beds and while doing so discovered the shoots of tulips pushing through the earth. I think the tulips in the garden will flower earlier this year because they have had their period of chilling before Christmas rather than having to wait for January and February. But sadly no tulips yet for my vase although next week – maybe. Continue reading
Another bright and sunny day here in central Italy, that said there was rain for a lot of the weekend and very heavy rain through the night.
But there is no denying that autumn is in the air, I therefore decided that I would celebrate the season with a vase of seed-heads and fruits. Continue reading
Monday is here again and time to look for something, from the garden, to put in a vase to join with Cathy at Rambling in the garden.
Over the weekend I was sure that this would be the week when I should put together something with the seed heads I have collected over the last few weeks; but when I went into the greenhouse this morning to check on germination of the seeds sown last week I realised that I really needed to pick some of the Ami majus which is growing like crazy, despite having been cut back and is demanding water as if it were an aquatic plant! As there are 24 9cm pots and I am going to need the pots and the space soon I am debating planting some out, what is there to lose? If 8 die, I’ll still have too many and I have sown more seed too. Continue reading
Hello everyone. I’m back and very pleased to be participating again in Cathy’s challenge to fill a vase with material from our gardens. Having been in the UK for 2 weeks I returned last Sunday only to awake on Monday with fully blown flu! I did venture out last Monday and di find a few flowers to pick but in the end felt too ill even to arrange them.
Plans for flowers to celebrate the New Year also failed to materialize as one thing after another was cancelled. But at least I’d improved enough to host a lunch party yesterday. Continue reading
Until this past Monday, 10th June, the weather here in central Lazio as not been its usual sunny and warm self. Then as the forecasters promised Tuesday the temperature has noticeably risen; the air feels warmer and the afternoon wind from the sea began to blow. Actually just a few moments ago when I was taking photographs there was a mini-whirlwind; I looked around and thought the sky was full of strange birds but instead it was hay that had just been cut from the field behind the house, moments later it passed through the garden lifting dropped petals high into the air, sorry I didn’t manage to get a clear image. Continue reading