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Contrast, Bee and Blossom

We are loving how the tulips are now taking over from the Tete a Tete in the wall border outside the kitchen window.

It’s good to hear the buzzing of bees in the garden.

The evening sun lights up the blossom on our new Amanagowa cherry tree.

 

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Six on Saturday 10/4/2021

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.

If you’d like a peek at other gardens, pop over to The Propagator who invites folk to join in Six on Saturday, and follow the links in the comments to see gardens all over the world.

 

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Bird Box, A New Tree and White Daffodil

Reader, I bought it! The bird box that I coveted last week but left behind, was still there when we returned to buy a tree. It was the first thing into our trolley and now has a new home. We’ll have to wait and see if any birds choose to make it their home in due course.

 

In the garden of every house we have lived in from our very first one in 1971 (just for interest, a 1930s semi, bought for £3,750) we have planted an Amanagowa Cherry tree, poplar shaped and very lovely with its delicate pink blossoms in April and beautifully rich russet leaves in Autumn. .  We haven’t really had a place for one here but today, the lovely Mr S said  he would dig up some lawn to make space so it’ll be in the ground soon and in blossom, we hope, before too long.

The white Narcissi have opened and are very lovely.

 

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