The new spring gorse is flowering right now and it is lovely – such a bright and vibrant golden-yellow. Common gorse is a large, evergreen shrub, covered in needle-like leaves and distinctive, coconut-perfumed, yellow flowers during the spring and summer. You will find it on the windy, open moors all around the UK.
And when the sky is blue there is no better contrasting colour. Though, perhaps because the temperature is still rather low, I could not discern any noticeable coconut perfume when I very carefully reached out to have a sniff.
Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.
I saw my first gorse of the year yesterday. Spring has sprung!
It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I love that last shot with the fuzzy background 🙂 🙂 More gardening today, Jude?
More weeding Jo, then planting a hydrangea that is in a pot and a couple of cowslips, then cover the bed with bark. And a walk on the hill.
We just bought a small bird of paradise, a gorgeous white gardenia which Mick thought was a camellia, an ornithogalum dubium-get me! – and some lavender. Happy days 😊💕. Walking next!
Your garden centres are open still? I think ours have had to close.
It’s a very open space and so long as you maintain distance and use the hand wash. Don’t know for how much longer so I dragged Mick in as we were passing to food shop. 😍💕
Queued up to get inside the supermarket 🛒 today, surreal! At least they had 3 small chickens and 2 packets of chicken breasts. Still no eggs or flour. Everyone must be baking cakes 🐔🥚🧁
Not me! Still buying Mick apple turnovers 🤣💕
I wonder if our bakeries are open? I might have to drive to Hayle to find out. A Cornish Pasty would be rather nice.
Maybe even cake? What’s a little indulgence between friends? Might cheer David up 😍
I did buy us a couple of cakes today as a treat. I think treats are in order right now!
🙂 🙂 We had a ‘takeaway’ from one of our favourite restaurants. Not like eating out but a nice change from cooking.
Oh it’s as beautiful as Jo said it was, and just look at the blue 😍
I know! The blue was fabulous. Much more hazy today and the sun was bright red when it set. Like the end of the world. Though I hope not!
Yikes, hope not . . although beginning to feel we are edging that way some days
Definitely a sight to cheer us up jude. Over here it is a noxious weed so don’t see much of it
Best grown where it belongs, on these open moors where it looks beautiful.
I agree about leaving it where it belongs and it does look stunning
Ah, nostalgia! Years since I have been on a moor and seen gorse….Reminds me of childhood holidays in Cornwall…. 😊😊
The gorse on Hoe Rough hasn’t started to flower yet. But the insects are all awake and busy. I saw a water vole swimming across the river yesterday, with an egret very interested in its movements. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete. x
Quite a few big bumblebees here.
So beautiful Jude, especially against that gorgeous blue sky☀️
Blue and yellow are such good companions.
Such a beautiful and vibrant colour
Indeed it is! So very cheerful.
“Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up,” you said. I think that’s a great idea! I thought of it, too, but you started posting first. Thanks. I need those blue skies over brilliant yellow blooms on this cloudy day in Washington state.
No reason why you can’t do the same. I think we all need the distractions!
Is that gorse the same as the Scotch Broom that took over as an invasive plant in the Pacific Northwest? I couldn’t tell when looking at the internet.
Different family but similar flowers. The Scotch Broom doesn’t have the thorns.
Thanks. The Scotch Broom was a terrible allergen for my husband in Oregon.
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