cornwall in colours: golden yellow

More tulips I’m afraid. Along with some other yellows in my garden at the moment. I wasn’t sure about these pure yellow lily-flowered tulips when I first saw them opening, but they have definitely grown on me. Their star-shape flower when fully open in the sun is striking. When the sun shines through the tulips…

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I am lucky that I can still walk from my house (daily exercise) to look at this view. It lifts my heart, even though I know I cannot walk on those sandy beaches for a while. So near and yet so far. Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around…

Six on Saturday | Easter Weekend

(Can I ask readers to check their spam folders for any comments from me as I seem to be disappearing today! Obviously I have offended WP in some way. Thank you for setting me free! ) One like no other experienced in most of our lifetime. Easter is usually a time when we DO stay…

cornwall in colours

At the end of last summer I bought a fairly large zinc planter, the aim of which was to plant orange begonias in for the shady courtyard in summer. Meanwhile I filled it with spring bulbs. First it was full of the lovely dark purple Iris reticulata ‘Dijt’, followed by a few random narcissus from…

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Foliage in the country lanes – April 3rd 2020 Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.

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Baa – March 2020   Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.

Six on Saturday | Welcome to BST

I make no apologies for the number of tulip photos you will see this week. The first few photos are of tulips grown in pots in previous years that have come back again this year, proving that although tulips prefer a cold spell over winter and a hot baking summer, sometimes you are lucky enough…

cornwall in colours: orange

Tulipa ‘Orange Emperor’  are old bulbs which I planted in the raised herb bed in 2016. They were gorgeous in spring 2017, but only a few appear each spring since. This year I have five lovely flowers in one clump, but only one flower and several leaves in another. Tulipa “Orange Emperor” – March 23…

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Colours in the country lanes – March 23 2020 Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.

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On Saturday the sky was a little hazy around us, though not so much where we live. When the sun began to set I noticed that instead of the usual glare through my windows it was blood red. I know the photograph doesn’t show that too well as obviously the camera lens doesn’t see what…