Six on Saturday 10/4/2021

10 Apr

Spring has certainly sprung in our garden with the promise of more to come. We’ve had sunshine this week but still very cold winds and not really enough rain. (We don’t often say that in Cornwall.)
1.  The tulips in pots are magnificent.

2.  The Sweet Pea seedlings are coming along nicely. We have popped fleece around them when frosts were predicted. It’s almost time to tie them in.

3.  To accommodate the new Amanagowa Cherry tree, the lovely Mr S has re-designed the lawn and the curve is very pleasing.

4.  The buds on the tree are almost ready to burst.

5.  Baby plants arrived today from Sarah Raven, ordered with Christmas and birthday vouchers from family. I have potted up the Cosmos and the Osteospermum, some of which will be in the pollinator border at the allotment and some at home. The tulips above were also bought with birthday vouchers. It’s really lovely to have presents that keep on appearing. We’ll be able to eat some of them too as we also bought vegetable seeds and baby plants yet to arrive. .

6.  Because we now have the allotment, I am having one of the raised beds in the garden for cutting flowers. There is already a line of Sweet Peas by the trellis and today we have dug the last of our leeks to make space for my flower garden. So, not strictly garden, here is the Leek and Chicken Pie I made for supper tonight.

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10 responses to “Six on Saturday 10/4/2021

  1. commonprose

    April 12, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Beautiful tulips and cherry buds, inspired reconfiguration of the lawn, promising veggie plants, and tempting leak and chicken pot pie. You have a good life!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 14, 2021 at 7:14 am

      We do. The only things missing are family and friends. We keep busy to fill those holes. xx

  2. nrhatch

    April 11, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    It’s SPRING!

  3. Lulu

    April 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

    The chicken and leek pie looks super delicious. My rain barrel ran out of water over a week ago and my pots are so dry. Your sweet peas are looking healthier than mine. I autumn sowed some, but damaged the roots getting them out of the pots. My next lot are in loo rolls so should be easier. I do like a curvy lawn. Lulu x

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 11, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      Strange being dry in the month of April showers isn’t it? The Sweet peas that I have grown in loo rolls are well behind the ones I bought from Sarah Raven, also part of the Christmas present vouchers. 🙂

  4. Heyjude

    April 10, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Your tulips are delightful, both in the pots and in the border. April is a lovely month, despite the cold winds. It is just such a joy to get to almost 8pm before the sun sets.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 11, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      Yes, the longer days are a treat along with the colour bursting through. The dryness is unusual for April. Where are the showers? 🙂

      • Heyjude

        April 11, 2021 at 11:36 pm

        Well no showers means no leaks for me! But I have had to take the hose pipe around the garden as the pots are so dry and bulbs need a lot of water at this time of the year.

        • mybeautfulthings

          April 14, 2021 at 7:20 am

          I watered too yesterday, an unusual need in April. Global warming……


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