This is one of the most beautiful tulips I have ever seen, it starts with a strong green streak and then slowly deepens to this magnificent red. The tulips last a good two weeks in the vase. Definitely one for next year. Pic taken on the 5th May
My Bullace at its most majestic this afternoon, a full month later than last year.
from field to vase or from heaven to heaven
Just a speedy update to say, spring is definitely springing, the bulbs are growing, blossom is blossoming AND we are past the spring equinox so that should mean no more savage winds, for a while anyway. Once again I can be found regularly outside Balzanos on Saturday mornings. By the way, I tend to get there early so if you are after something for that day, it is wise to get there early too! BUT you can always contact me ahead of time,as in the day before, and I will save you something. I am also continuing with the flower box-scheme. Last thing, otherwise this will hardly be construed as speedy, is ........... that a really fab birthday present for a special person is a regular delivery of flowers spread over the year. So when you are stuck for a present idea, and would like something a little bit different this might just be the answer you have been looking for. Might be worth a thought perhaps ?
this Cardoon was taken on a beautiful 25th February day, and despite its well wintered seed head appearance I can't help smelling a warm golden summer day on its way via the burgeoning spring that will soon be here
Third of Jan 2015 and the weather is filthy foul so here is a glimpse of a warm sunny sun day .....
I will be at Balzanos on Saturdays during the lead up to Christmas. I will have a range of Christmasy things from Nkuku, and a selection of dried flowers and other flowery things.
Think Autumn, think Chrysanthemum ..... these beauties are adding to the other rich autumnal colours at the moment. They should keep going till the first frost so, even though I am not at Balzanos every Saturday, you could still enjoy them too. This is what has been going out this week, so phone or email to check availability.
these are not doing the beautiful dahlias justice, they look like velvet and even when they start to loose their colour the flecked hue is just as heavenly
the spiders are fantastically busy and they are EVERYWHERE! but I do so admire their industry and the wonderful webs they weave
ammi visnaga anenome st piran bullace cold weather getting started green roofs green shoots hmmmm oh is it raining? no the sky is blue! oh look! it seems to be raining again ... pasithea caerulea ranunculus picotee pink ranunculus picotee pink development .. scabiosa caucasica scabiosa stellata 'sternkugel' sowing seeds the weather mostly .. the weather of course!