Monday, 19 April 2010
So much is happening in the garden now, the promise of more to come while pretty blossoms break out all around. The Merryweather damson is frothing away in the little woodland bed.
Tulips in all shades of orange and red and pink are opening, more by the day and yellow ones still only beginning to show colour.
The sloe is in full flow, pretty bright white blooms against dark, brittle stems. It will scatter its confetti onto the campfire below.
All around scarlet tulips vie with blue, blue muscari, the gooseberry bush forming a spiky contrast.
Snow white magnolia stellata is covered in cup-shaped blooms in the duck pen. The shape is so much prettier than is usual as they have 'pruned' the lower shoots over the years to form an elegant posy of the branches. Good things from bad maybe?
These are some of the tulips I planted at the end of February proving that anything in horticulture is worth a try if you don't mind the odd failure. All the ones I planted this late are covered in buds and seem none the worse for it....this time.
A hazy-ish view through part of the garden to the old, battered greenhouse behind.
On another note, Elias makes amazing pasta and he and Dave made this wonderful ravioli filled with homemade pesto. So delicious.
This morning Isabella and I went to Swanpool beach and saw these beauties sailing serenely past on the calm ocean waters.
I could have stayed there for ages with the hot sun beating down even this early in the day.
And on they swam oblivious to anything but themselves.
Last post update: it was Belgium - we mostly stayed in the pretty town of Ghent which I loved for its very chilled out Cornish feel, but there are also one or two pics of Brussels in there. Well done to those who guessed and I truly will catch up on blogs soon!
That's all for today. Have fun x