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A Rose, Laburnum and A Fascinating Fact

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 ūüôĀ

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…….

 

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Wisteria, Tutu and A Rose

I am loving our Wisteria which I showed you a week ago.  The flowers are now so long and so gorgeous.

Our outdoor Christmas tree appears to be wearing a tutu as all its glorious new bright green growth appears all round.

A neighbour has some lovely roses, so scented their perfume can be caught as one walks by.

 

Posy, Chocolate Crackles and A Robin

We had a lovely visit with our Dear friend Ti enjoying lots of poetry together. We managed to collect enough from the garden to make a pretty posy.

I had such a yen for a Chocolate Crackle so just had to rustle some up!  Delicious!

There is a very friendly and tame robin that visits whenever we are working in the garden. This afternoon, I took out some pastry crumbs on a plate and he came along to have a feast.

 

 

Fennel, Traffic Cone and Shadows

A fennel plant has sown itself and the fuzzy growth point is lovely.

We were stuck in traffic long enough for me to be amused by the weed growing out of the top and to have time to take the photo.

The evening sun coming into the sitting room creates perfect shadows of my trainee Fairy.

 

 

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Cake, Clematis and Creativity

I made two Banana and Raisin Loaves today, one for us and one for tomorrow for coffee break with the gang we volunteer with.

Our Nelly Moser has lots more blooms.

We discovered a new piece of street art .down one of the opes in town.

 

Baby Plants, Wisteria and Evening Sunlight

We’ve been working in our own garden today and have planted all the baby lettuces in the trough ( just the edible flowers to add)¬† and the little brassicas in one of the raised beds at the back. The Sweetcorn will go in tomorrow if this lovely settled weather continues.

Our Wisteria is wonderful this year. It has taken five years to settle in, as the pundits say, and is now just glorious.

The evening sun is coming through the100+ year old etched glass in the front door and casting a lovely pattern on the wall.

 

Leaves, Flowers and An Extraordinary Dance Show

We love the ruby acer leaves as they re-appear each Spring. The little tree was a present from our four for our Ruby wedding 16 years ago!

Our Choisya Ternata is wonderful both in how it looks and with its gorgeous honey scent that wafts around the garden.We went to this extraordinary show at The Hall for Cornwall on Wednesday evening and it was wonderful, utterly engrossing, full of energy and beautifully done. With a soundtrack of wonderful songs by Sting, the dancers move the story from joy to despair, and back to joy, through resilience and determination, made me cry several times and left the audience feeling exhilarated!
If it comes your way, do go to see it.  Read about it on the link below and listen to Sting and the amazing choreographer, Kate Prince,  talking about the show.

https://theatreroyal.com/whats-on/message-in-a-bottle/?fbclid=IwAR1H7OM2Eb1qjF9Bgudy1D6I4XH0TMUTuXKcLyeClllXnf4Fl3MajAlU9sw

 

Echium, Fountain and Clematis

These huge and wonderful Echium are just down the road. They are alive with bees.

Our fountain at the back of the shed pleases me.

The Nelly Moser has its first bloom.

 

Special Day, Squirrel and A Poem

Today is Mother’s Day in America and my sister, who lives in Hawaii, posted this photo of our beautiful Mum.

We’ve had another squirrel visit today.

14th May is International Dylan Thomas Day and here are just two verses of one of my favourite poems –

Fern Hill

Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
     The night above the dingle starry,
          Time let me hail and climb
     Golden in the heydays of his eyes,
And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple towns
And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
          Trail with daisies and barley
     Down the rivers of the windfall light.

And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home,
     In the sun that is young once only,
          Time let me play and be
     Golden in the mercy of his means,
And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and cold,
          And the sabbath rang slowly
     In the pebbles of the holy streams.

 

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Clematis, First Crop and Rook

Clematis florida sieboldii

First new potatoes from the allotment

Weighing down the top of the Amanagowa Cherry tree

 

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