In a vase on Monday

In a vase on Monday

A zingy mix of euphorbia and Queen of the night tulips arranged in the carry-home jug. and at home where the tulips appear to have taken centre-stage. Thanks to Cathy over at Rambling in the Garden for being our gracious...
Plot progress

Plot progress

It’s the end of April already and it has been a month of contrasts; last weekend I was wearing shorts and this weekend, I deployed the padded overalls while working at the plot.  On balance, I prefer the shorts. On the other hand, the plants seem to quite like...
Saga of the sad seedlings – last word

Saga of the sad seedlings – last word

Remember those sad, weedy seedlings that looked like a lost cause in February? They perked up!  They are now in long paper pots, waiting for the first flowers to form before being transferred to their final pots in the polytunnel. I’m always grateful for...
The right type of clouds

The right type of clouds

These photos were taken last weekend.  The cloud state this weekend is back to normal 🙁 The pear and cherry blossom suddenly exploded, as if bored with the wait. Here’s Merton Pride working herself up to the right moment to burst...
Tulips

Tulips

The crocus and tete a tete narcissi are for me, the first signs of spring at the plot but this year they were flattened by the beasts.  The next flower to emerge is the tulip and although a bit behind, I’ve been tracking her progress from tight bud to full-blown...