looking out, from inside the van, waiting for the rain and hail to pass and pondering my plot through the drops .......
great day planting, slightly less fun day on the mud stakes ....
Here they are! if you have been paying strict attention you will know what I am on about ........... haven't you? oh well never mind .......... my elbows were planted firmly on the ground to take the pic ........ so if you are very lucky I will take another when they are rather larger.
A foggy old start to the day, which cleared by midday. The spiders had been busy on the Cerinthe ......... very magical.
These wonderful Tulips are't quite ready yet! but they are showing sure signs of action. In fact next time I am up I will take a pic of the emerging leaf - as it is actually very pretty in its own right. The N. Cragford are ready though..... see next blog entry. Well alright I know this isn't really a blog, but it is a sort of diary which is what a blog is in essence.
One minute tight buds and then, heart leaping stuff ......... beautiful vision. This is a Narcissi Cragford. But what really made me jump for joy was the first Anenome de Caen in flower. JUST wonderful! The warmth of the weekend has brought them on. NO FROSTS NOW PLEASE.
OK chaps, its cold and damp and raining outside - hey its January. So here are some pics to gladden your heart and remind you of things to come later in the year ............. the colours of the annual asters, the sea of ammi, the heavenly blue of the sculptural nigella, and the luminous red of the flax - which by the way is lousy in a vase BUT beautiful in the field and so I grow it because it is just SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL ......
the juxtaposition of the olive still green and the seed head nearly eaten made me quite philosophical in the last days of December, thinking back and looking forward and feeling ever hopeful of a good season to come
JUST who am I kidding ....... ?
Happy New Year everyone! This compound image was taken up at my VERY blustery plot on January first this year. You can see that it wasn't really THAT cold, quite possible to wear flip flops darling .............. hmmmmmmm much hilarity but not alot of gardening went on
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!