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…

Six on Saturday | Bye Bye March

A walk around my garden this week in sunshine! Yay! It’s been a weird week. Being told to #StayAtHome makes me feel a bit jittery, even though that is my norm so much so that some people could call me a recluse. But it is a different kettle of fish choosing to stay at home…

Raindrops on tulips…

is one of MY favourite things. Hope these have brought a little joy into your world today.

Six on Saturday | Hello Spring!

Yesterday was the spring equinox! So this week I am celebrating with the Narcissus! They are such cheerful harbingers of spring and often highly scented too. With the longer daylight, although not so much more sunshine, everything in the garden is beginning to wake up after the very long winter sleep. I say everything, but…

one of those March days…

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete‘

Six on Saturday | MiddleMarch

I so want to begin one of these posts without mentioning the weather, but not this week. I think the rest of the country may not have been too bad and indeed it has been sunny at times here in the south-west, but the wind has not stopped for a minute and rather a cold…

Six on Saturday | March Madness

One of these weeks I shall be able to begin by saying what a glorious week it has been. Not this week, although to be fair we have had much more sunshine and much less rain than previously, however yet again the weekend is marred by another, yet to be named, storm. So far it…

Six on Saturday | Storm Jorge

And still the storms continue. I think I said this last week… I’m not a person who gets the blues very often and I soon shake them off, but this interminable weather is really starting to affect my mood. Not being able to visit a Cornish garden in spring is torture, and I can’t even…

Six on Saturday | Blustery Saturday

And still the storms continue. But in a brief hour of sunlight I nipped out into the garden to examine the damage. A cold and blustery wind did not make taking photographs easy, but needs must. First some more shots of the lovely Crocus Chrysanthus ‘Blue Pearl’ and ‘Cream Beauty’ and Crocus ‘Orange Monarch’  which still…