A Rose, Laburnum and A Fascinating Fact

29 May

Other people’s gardens are full of colour too. There is a rose down the road that looks like a big scoop of raspberry ripple ice cream.

The Laburnum tree on the corner is gloriously yellow (but is poisonous 🙁

I learned a fascinating fact today about Forget-me-nots. Their tiny flowers are a lovely blue and their centres are yellow – but once pollinated and all the nectar has gone, the yellow fades to white and the bees know not to waste their energy on those but to choose the ones still with yellow centres.

I really hope that’s true. I have checked it and found it several times…….



9 responses to “A Rose, Laburnum and A Fascinating Fact

  1. Judith

    May 30, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Good morning Sally, I have a rose Bush like that 😀 It’s called Abracadabra! It has started to flower, and when regularly maintained, it flowers right through to November!! Have a lovely day love Judith xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 30, 2023 at 9:38 pm

      What a delightful name for a lovely flower. Six months of such loveliness- I think we should be seeking one out for our garden. Hope you are enjoying sunshiny weather as we are. With love, Sally xx

      • Judith

        May 31, 2023 at 6:22 am

        Hood morning Sally, we bought ours from a place called Style Roses, Spalding, Lincoln. We were stsywith relatives. They do on line and delivery now and still have the rose Bush. Yes some nice sunshine over this bh weekend. Take care xxx

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 3, 2023 at 7:09 pm

          Thank you for this. I’ll track this company down. Take care too. 🙂

  2. utesmile

    May 29, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    What a great fact. And all the wonderful pictures. Cornwall is just amazing.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 3, 2023 at 7:13 pm

      Cornwall is looking very beautiful right now with the days and days of sunshine and blue skies we are having. The gardeners and allotmenteers among us are longing for some rain as our hosepipe ban moves into its 13th month. It’s hard keeping the allotment going just with watering cans! All the best to you 🙂

      • utesmile

        June 3, 2023 at 7:18 pm

        We do not have a hose pipe ban anymore, I can imagine how difficult it is. We do have 6 Waterbuds to be filled again too. We do hope for rain too.

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 3, 2023 at 7:21 pm

          Rain at night would be brilliant – for us all! 🙂

          • utesmile

            June 4, 2023 at 6:23 pm



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