A lovely sunny, blue-skied day and we met good friends to walk around a local garden where the Rhododendrons are fabulous, the Magnolias magnificent and the enormous skeleton leaves from last year’s plants both delicate and truly lovely. What a treat to spend real time with real people after all this long lockdown.
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I headed off to Enys Gardens after a fabulous Suitcases singing session this morning learning another of Claire’s own compositions. Enys’ bluebells are supposed to be stunning. Sadly they didn’t open until 2pm so I set off home and that journey takes me past Burncoose Nursery whose gardens don’t have the same reputation but are absolutely glorious – and free! Join me on my walk as the nursery dog joined me. Many readers will know that I am afeared of most dogs but this gentle soul doesn’t bark or jump up, just waits at the gate for the next person to go for a stroll and then pads along with you. It was a beautiful moment with a beautiful creature in a very beautiful setting and the only sound was bird song.
It has been quite cool and windy this last week but Spring flowers still delight us in the garden. The Crocuses are all gone but the Muscari, the Tete a Tete, other Narcissi and the Chionodoxa Pink Giant are all looking lovely.
1. The double wall garden is full of colour. I am very pleased that I oiked out all the thuggish wild strawberry plants a few weeks ago. The bulbs have flourished since.
2. The Chionodoxa have opened and look really lovely. Thank you to SOS readers who helped me to identify these last week.
3. We have been thinking that two little bushes that we bought last year, Potentilla Snowflake,to go on either side of the steps, had died but yesterday noticed a tiny leaf. I shall have to keep an eye on the weather as icy storms seem to be forecast next week and I would hate the newly emerged leaves to be killed off.
4. It’s time to plant up the edible garden in the trough that is just underneath the kitchen window. I have some herbs there all year – two Thymes and the Borage keeps going and Chives for most of the year. I suddenly noticed how well the Garlic Chives are doing already.
5. The next two are not in our garden but in the gardens of Burncoose nurseries where we went for a short walk this afternoon – Magnolia . Click on the photos to get the full picture.
6. We heard this bush/shrub/tree before we found it! It was alive with the buzzing of bees! Neither of us know what it is so here is a close up of the flowers and a longer shot of the bush/shrub/tree to show its size. Look carefully, there is another enormous Magnolia behind.
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