We had a very heavy frost again last night. So many young shoots destroyed! My Magnolia soulangeana ‘Lennei’, which has just flowered for the first time, is a mass of drooping, sad leaves. As is the little Cercis silaquastrum. I do hope they come back again. I’ve chosen Narcissus poeticus for my vase today. Included … Continue reading In a vase on Monday
This is probably the most luxurious (and expensive) bunch of tulips I’ve ever bought myself. They are bulbs of ‘Carnival de Nice’ bought from Peter Nyssen last autumn and planted in my cut flower garden. It’s a fancy tulip that speaks to me of the period of the Dutch tulip boom in the early 17th … Continue reading In a vase on Monday
So I’m finally getting it! Yeah! The greenhouse that I’ve been longing for. However, as with most things in our life, it’s a long, slow process. The actual greenhouse arrived back on 25 October 2016. It was a present from me to me (courtesy of my mother) to celebrate my 60th birthday. Here it is, … Continue reading More than he could chew?
I love Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme at Rambling in the Garden. It’s such a fun, friendly meme, but sometimes I panic a little about the time I’m taking when I should be doing something else. In future I’m going to gently remind myself of the point – to participate and get a … Continue reading In a Vase on Monday
After a long pause, I’m joining in with Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme at Rambling in the Garden. To counteract my tendancy to negativity, my husband (otherwise known as the Bon Viveur) went out by torchlight on Saturday night and picked this vase of daffodils and tulips flowering in the garden at the … Continue reading In a Vase on Monday