26th April

Wonderful rain for the ground and for growing those precious seeds, though conversely the cool temperatures have been holding things up a bit.  So whilst I am greatly cheered by once more full water-butts I will freely confess to a slight sigh when I saw rain clouds looming again this morning .......oooooppppphhhh not another soaking and claggy waterproofs day.  

Anenome St Piran

It might be rather colder today than it has been in recent days but these lovellllly Anenome St Piran are not going to be put off!  Couple more days and we well be able to see what they look like inside ....

Tulipa Professor Rontgen

Last autumn I planted plenty of bulbs in seried ranks to bloom and blossom in successional brilliance so that I could have some to add to other things to highlight and beautify spring sprigs.  Ha ha di ha ha ...... for on account of the unseasonably warm weather last week, which in most ways was totally lovelllly, they are all bloomin and blossomin at the same time.  Beautiful yes! but not doing as requested when being planted in the autumn.  Hmmmm, little point in worrying since one has absolutely no control whatsoever. BUT notwithstanding, it did remind me that it is important to think creatively so that a not so promising situation can be somehow turned around .... . Philosophical moi?  By the way, you blog readers you, should you click on the date of any particular day you fancy at that moment in time, there is usually a photo inside there too.