festival of spring #5

The first of many of my tulips this year – these go back to being planted in 2016 and are Tulipa ‘Whittallii’ a bulbous perennial, to 30cm tall, bearing cup-shaped flowers in spring. Pointed, burnt orange to reddish petals are pale yellow on the outside and have a blackish-olive blotch at the base of each…

Six on Saturday | In the Pink

After a week away I was shocked to see how much had grown. Nearly all my tulips are in flower and all the Muscari and Narcissi are over. Cooler weather in Cornwall, but that doesn’t appear to have slowed the growth. So another Saturday and another Six. (NB in case you are confused by the…

festival of spring #4

April so far has a been one day warm sunshine and showers, the next frigid winds and mizzle. But the spring flowers still continuing to dazzle us with their beauty. This week something else from my own garden, I am going to join in with Dawn’s Festival of Spring which will last for 10 -12…

Six on Saturday | Easter Saturday

This week’s post comes from another garden, not mine as I am away celebrating the 18th birthday of my second eldest granddaughter who lives in Surrey. I couldn’t miss SoS this week though as it is my 4th anniversary of joining in with the gang of sixers, warmly hosted by the Prop, who despite spending…

Six on Saturday | April Showers

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 The above quote could well be true of the weather this week, with sunshine and a lot of windy weather thrown in. But the…

Six on Saturday | April arrives

Looking back at early April 2020 I was surprised to see so many tulips in flower. And at the beginning of this week I only had my new species tulips in bloom. By the end of the week though all had changed. But I shall leave the tulips for the moment and have a look…

cornwall in colours: green

  I am going to join in with Dawn’s Festival of Spring which will last for 10 -12 weeks in celebration of this season.

Six on Saturday | Blues and Yellows

It has been a lovely week here in the south-west. A little bit hazy at times and temperatures only reaching a high of 12°C but this is Cornwall and it has been dry. So dry in fact that I have had to water some of my spring bulb containers! A little more tidying up has…

Six on Saturday | Spring is marching on

Hard to choose just six this week as there is so much to choose from. With the help of a lot of bright sunshine this week more and more spring bulbs and flowers are popping up. And it has been a pleasure to spend time in the garden with the sun on my back whilst…

Six on Saturday | March Bulbs

Looking at photos from two years ago it seems that my spring bulbs are later to come into flower this year. Of course that might be purely because I was slow in planting them in the autumn – I just couldn’t work up the enthusiasm. Of course when you see the little beauties emerging from…