St Peters Basilica overlooking more formal sections of The Vatican Gardens I LOVE to travel and take time to view new gardens, taking inspiration for my own little plot. On 7th March 2009, I was incredibly blessed to take a guided tour of the Vatican Gardens; I was able book via the Internet. The Arboretum – a peaceful place for contemplation Happy Ducks! […]
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 […]
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!