I found myself quite captivated by one of our clumps of the fuchsia-pink Barcelona tulips, now in their third year here, as I took a rest from working in the spring sunshine on Good Friday.
Gardening is all about change; the complex and interwoven life-cycles of flora and fauna, waxing and waning among the borders and corners of the garden.
The garden is erupting into flower.
Raw cauliflower has a wonderful nutty taste, perfect grated into a salad for a little crunch!
Slowly we are making our way through the last standing leeks and winter brassicas, clearing the ground ready for this year’s planting.
The earliest tulips in our garden are usually the wild tulip, Tulipa sylvestris, that I planted along the front fence line to take over from the early daffodils, and this year is no exception.
This year, our Magnolia stellata has found its feet and begun to flower for the first time in this garden.
It’s that time of year when the blue skies are once more reflected on the ground, as the earliest of the blue flowers make a comeback in the garden.
A glorious run of sunny days stretched across the weekend, bringing us two unprecedented back-to-back days of spring sunshine at leisure.
Happy St David’s Day!