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…

festival of spring #2

Tulips make me happy. Although I have learned to love other spring bulbs over the last six years I still look forward to the time when my tulips open. These though are not mine. They were flowering in the Mediterranean biome at the Eden Project when I visited at the end of March. Definitely my…

Bright Squares

April is a square month and this year Becky wants us to find the bright things in life. I had a few ideas all relating to Cornwall of course with my coruscating seas and cloudless skies, happy, shiny people and bright lights, but then I decided upon showcasing all the bright and beautiful flora found…