Orange and Cerise Candelabra Primula coming into bloom with central Iris Siberica – The Pond is hiding behind them! Although I live very close to the sea, I do not have a view of the mighty Atlantic Ocean from my home. I remedied this somewhat by building a wildlife pond, which I can enjoy from my bright pink garden seat! The newly […]
My Purple Elder tree just coming into flower two weeks ago Midsummer is Elder’s time to bloom – displaying hundreds of lace like fronds of sweet scented flowers. My purple Elder tree is calling me to use her blooms NOW and make some Elderflower cordial – a great tonic for the after effects of my flu! Elderflower Cordial Recipe Ingredients: 25 Elderflower heads […]
Bronze Fennel stands tall to the right of her friends This weeks “Flower in Bloom” is actually a herb – Bronze Fennel. She has been a star in my garden for some years now, reappearing every spring after dying back each winter. She is growing taller and more beautiful year on year. I wanted to showcase her this week […]
Let me introduce you to “Paul’s Scarlet” a climbing rose – the first of my roses to bloom this summer. Soon he will be joined by “James Galway” another pink climber, then ” The Pilgrim” a voluptuous yellow variety…. I love the scent of roses – they sooo soothe my Soul.
Aquilegia are one of my favourite late spring/early summer flowers. They are a cottage style perennial, and are also known as Columbines but traditionally named “Grannies Bonnets” ! If you look at the shape of the flowers they look like an old fashioned ladies bonnet that would be tied with ribbon under the chin. They come in a wide range […]
Clematis montana Vera If you have a pergola, fences or walls in need of a floral disguise, Clematis is a worthy candidate. She will sprint into growth, providing masses of delicate flowers. I have several varieties of Clematis in shades of pink, white, blue and red. Vera is my first late spring/early summer species. Isn’t she lovely!
Bleeding Heart is one of my favourite spring flowers. It sits amongst my earliest flowering spring plant Lungwort. They seem a perfect match!
I just had to share a picture of my lovely new tulips; I bought them in Amsterdam last autumn on my way home from Greece. They fill my heart with absolute JOY!