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Six on Saturday – Replanting and Spring Bulbs

We’ve started the work on the Suffragette Garden that needs an overhaul. The blind Narcissi in the first photo are now out and the ground ready for planting.

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Blind Narcissi

2.  The ground is already for planting…..

Ready

3. …… and the Hebes are in, ‘Baby Marie’  which will grow to 40 cms and I hope, in time, they will make a little hedge. The have white flowers but the buds are tinged with purple so will be perfect for this garden.

Baby Marie

4.  I was given these bulbs for Christmas a few years ago but nothing happened and I had forgotten all about them. This year, here they are in the little wall garden and I don’t know what they are called. Help, anyone?

Identity needed

5.   The Narcissi are brightening up a dark corner. I’m hoping Storm Freya, which is on its way won’t beat them down.

More Narcissi

6.   Now for something completely different!  It is St Piran’s Day here in Cornwall and our little town celebrates with a parade and hundreds of daffodils – in every shop window, in lapels, as decoration. It’s great fun!

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Spring Flowers and a Dog in the Churchyard

Walking around St Euny Churchyard again this afternoon, there were more and more signs of Spring.

 

 

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Pansy, Narcissi and Winter Clouds

Walking around the garden this afternoon, I was delighted to see so many flowers ready to open – Crocuses, little Daffodils, Grape Hyacinths. There are Pansies and a few Narcissi blooming already but just the odd one here and there, no swathes! Sadly the Snowdrops mostly came and went while we were away.  The evening clouds were delicate and peachy despite moving through the sky at an alarming rate as the strong winds continue.

Pansy

Pansy

Narcissi

Narcissi

Peachy clouds

Peachy clouds

 

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Dendrites, Narcissi and The Weird People

Our patio is getting its annual clean with pressure washing. I’m like a big kid playing with the water. I love it every Spring when the Dendritic patterns are revealed again. Cornwall is very damp and a green film grows over the stones over the winter and it’s like magic when there they are again, so delicate and pretty!  I used to think they were fossilised ferns but no……  “Dendrite Limestone (sometimes called picture stone or painted stone) is an amazing original work of art by Mother Nature. The patterns occur naturally due to the presence of iron and manganese oxide Dendrites.  Dendrites are the branch-like formations of manganese oxide crystallising within the limestone.”

2   The lovely Mr S brought me some beautiful flowers to help chase away the virus.

Narcissi

Narcissi

3   This delightful blackboard came my way today. Thanks, Rachel – spot on!

Blessed are the weird people Jacob Nordby

Blessed are the weird people – Jacob Nordby

 
 

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Today in our Garden

I love the colour in our Spring garden!

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Beautiful Eggs, Forget-me-nots and Amber Bowl

1   Today’s eggs are so beautiful – feathers and straw included!

Today's beautiful organic and free range eggs

Today’s beautiful organic and free range eggs

2   The Forget-me-nots are in flower providing a haze of blue in the back garden.

Forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots

3    I like to put Narcissi in Mum’s vase at this time of year as Mum always did. This amber coloured glass bowl with its special weighted inner with holes to separate the flowers was one of their Wedding presents in 1939!

Narcissi in Mum's vase

Narcissi in Mum’s vase

Looking down into the bowl and the flower holder

Looking down into the bowl and the flower holder

 

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Reflection, Skeletons and More Daffodils

1    This delightful  lithograph hangs in the kitchen and today I caught the reflection of some of the garden in it.

Afternoon Break by J Whiteford

Afternoon Break by J Whiteford

Garden refected in the glass of the lithograph

Garden refected in the glass of the lithograph

2   I found these leaf skeletons just outside the front door this afternoon.

Very delicate skeleton leaves

Very delicate skeleton leaves

3   We are very lucky in that we have a field behind our garden and a rogue group of daffodils has just appeared. fortunately the rabbits don’t seem interested in eating them!

Narcissi in the back field

Narcissi in the back field

Zoomed in on the Narcissi

Zoomed in on the Narcissi

 

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