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Hydrangea, Garden Centre and Sunset

I love the delicacy of the skeleton Hydrangea flower in contrast with the still pink bloom.

Hydrangea

In the garden centre, there was a whole display of purple, white and green to make a Suffragette garden.

In the garden centre

Sunset tonight from St Agnes Beacon over to St Ives was quite disappointing until a beautiful pink bloom appeared in the dark grey clouds.

Sunset over St Ives

 

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My Suffragette Garden in the Rain

The garden is drinking up the very welcome rain today and everything is glistening. My Suffragette garden has white and purple blooms and an Ivy leaf that has fallen has purple and green with a white pebble or two nearby. together.

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The Hebe is full of fluffy purple flowers.

Hebe

Hebe

Underplanting the Hebe are some tiny white Cyclamen and I noticed the flowers for the first time today.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

For new readers, my Suffragette garden is planted in honour of my Great Granny who was imprisoned in Holloway for her actions in trying to get the vote for women. She was force-fed while in prison and in another branch of the family we have the Holloway Brooch presented to all those who were so treated.

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The Holloway Brooch

 

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Election Day, Swans and A Tulip

It’s Election Day here in the UK and my Suffragette Garden, in purple, white and green is doing its bit this morning. I planted it to honour my Great Granny who was a Suffragette and who was force fed in Holloway for her actions to get women the vote.

2    After singing this morning – always uplifting and good for the soul – N,G and I watched a pair of swans on the Penryn River where the tide was nearly out.  They were trying so hard to take off! One nearly made it, leaving the mud but quickly landing back in the water and swimming back round to its mate who hadn’t got airborne. Just look at the mud on the one that hasn’t been back in the water yet!

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Swan

The pair, one very muddy

The pair, one very muddy

3    The tulips in the Suffragette Garden are lovely too but I got the timing wrong. The white ones have been and gone and now the purple Parrots are in flower.

Parrot Tulip

Parrot Tulip

 

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Golden Hour, Shakespeare’s Birthday and Suffragette Garden

1    It’s lovely that the days are so much longer and that we now get the evening sunshine across the back garden. This was truly a golden hour.

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2    Today is Shakespeare’s Birthday and also the date of his death. He was born in 1564 and died in 1616 so all those wonderful plays and poems were written by the time he reached 52!  The Globe Theatre in London have made this delicious looking cake in his honour.

Globe cake by Shakespeare's Globe

Globe cake by Shakespeare’s Globe

3   My Suffragette garden, planted in purple, white and green to honour the Suffragettes, especially my Great Granny who was imprisoned in Holloway for her actions, is looking beautiful at the moment as the purple tulips are joining the white ones.

 

 
 

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White Daffodils, Clematis and Boston Ducklings

1   My Suffragette garden is full of white daffodils and tulips. The purple tulips are almost ready to bloom. I so hope they will flower before the white tulips have faded.

White daffodils and tulips

White daffodils and tulips

2   The new Clematis, ‘Early Sensation’, has a few flowers which are very pretty.

White Clematis

White Clematis

3    The baby ducklings in today’s post by Marilyn remind me of a beautiful little book my parents  bought when they were in Boston many years ago (and Boston is in all our  minds this week with such sadness.)  “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey is about a policeman who stops the traffic so that the mother duck can take her ducklings across the road to the pond in the park, a beautiful story about a beautiful city to whose citizens we send condolences.

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

 

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Notice, Petrol Puddle and More Spring Flowers

1   What a lovely way to encourage the customers to do the right thing!

Notice in the cafe

Notice in the cafe

2   After the rain this morning, petrol puddles were left behind on the road – lovely memories of finding these as a child and being so delighted.

Petrol puddle

Petrol puddle

3   The front garden has two parts – one is my purple, white and green Suffragette garden as I have mentioned before. The other is daffodils and other Spring flowers and the lovely Mr S is preparing the ground for a Birch tree which is to be delivered next week.

Crocuses with raindrops

Crocuses with raindrops

Daffodil back with raindrops

Daffodil back with raindrops

The next two photos are not beautiful but I need your help, all you readers who may also be gardeners. I went out to get a photo of the Suffragette garden this afternoon as it was looking so pretty. To my dismay, 30 or more crocuses had been pulled up and scattered, some near their place of planting but some over a meter away. Many were broken off at the corm and many of the corms had been nibbled/ pecked?    Does anyone out there have any idea what happened and how to prevent it happening again? We’ve replanted all those we could but we have lost so many.

Garden attack

Garden attack

Uprooted crocuses

Uprooted crocuses

 

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Reflection, Pleasing Patch and A Truth

1    These little Tete a Tetes were broken off by the strong winds. I popped them into a little ink bottle, which we dug up from a Victorian bottle dump many years ago, and then realised that they were being reflected beautifully in the shiny granite work surface.

Tete a tete reflection

Tete a tete reflection

2    Crocuses are appearing in my Suffragette Garden and looking lovely.

A little patch of my purple, white and green garden, honouring the Suffragettes

A little patch of my purple, white and green garden, honouring the Suffragettes

3     Below is a truth that I think many of you will recognise. Thank you to ajaytao for this and to Alastair for re-blogging it so that I could make a new blogger-friend.

sometimes-when-i-say-im-okayIf you haven’t seen my last post, please visit it and watch the video. It’s not beautiful but it is something we should all know about. Thank you.

 

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