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My friend of the tiny garden has been converted to rhododendrons on his garden visiting holiday - he has said for years they do nothing for him . Here are his pictures from his last two gardens Ken-Caro (first two) and Lukesland near Ivybridge, and back home in his own tiny garden where he even manages to have a greenhouse.
Wet here too but the garden needed it badly. Lilac in full bloom now and laburnum opening its yellow rain and the tamarisk just about to make me gasp with its beauty. I have apple blossom towering over kerria blossom towering over primulas in full bloom - I cannot remember ever seeing such floriferous sights in my garden at bluebell time . There are even hellebores still covered in blooms.
I know your pain having had four miscarriages, flumpy. Great believer in prayers. It was the nuns in a teaching convent at their boarding school for girls in Berwick on Tweed who did it for us. Our first born was called Frances Mary after one of them, Sister Mary Frances.
Yes, I follow The Duchess' pregnancies with great interest as She displays what I call the St. Andrews Syndrome! I too studied at st. Andrews, had dreadful morning sickness.late deliveries and my first labour was ten hours and my second two and a half! Probably this is where the coincidences stop as I had seven children and the norm nowadays is one or two. It is too cold to garden outside today so am pottering in the conservatory which is nice and warm.
Oh it is so cold and cloudy and damp feeling today. I think most of my gardening will be done in the conservatory today. Warmer tomorrow and we are supposed to have some rain later in Bristol which should mean it is easier to get the weeds out tomorrow. I could compile a new daily list as some of the last list items have now been accomplished. Top of the list should be to collect together all my bogplants ready to go into the bog garden after some rain.
We have met on my thread. My garden is very large, half an acre but full of horticultural treasures.
Some treasures from my garden on May1st.
You will just have to imagine the perfumes from the bluebells, wallflower, chousya, even my new curry plant was contributing.
One patio cleaned and I am whacked but the blossom is just spectacular this May 1st so must go out with my camera after a quick lunch.
Busy-Lizzie, it is very cold on the hands, feet and nose out there so in for a hot coffee to warm me up. i think I will start tidying the patios for my Open Day. Scrubbing tables and chairs will warm me up and I can empty the spent compost from pots lurking in corners and use it in my bog garden. You have a good rest and you will enjoy your garden even more when you are reinvigorated by a rest and it is reinvigorated by the rain. We are promised some rain for the holiday weekend.