Our Rijnveld’s Early Sensation daffodils were sparkling in the sunshine today. With blue skies and hardly a breath of wind, it was a perfect February day: a welcome change after the recent torrents of rain and fierce winds.
For the past couple of days, we have seen welcome spells of sunshine, amid squally showers where the brutal winds throw rain horizontally at the house.
Fresh snow continued to fall for the first few days and nights of this week, creating whirlwinds of white beneath the brooding skies.
The fifth of January, and the first buds of our Rijnveld’s Early Sensation daffodils have burst into song.
Early in April, just hours before tragic events sent us spiralling across the country, my sister and I spent a lovely sunny afternoon at Dyffryn Gardens, near Cardiff. Here is a mostly wordless selection of my favourite pictures from that beautiful afternoon.
April is the cruellest month. So began TS Eliot in The Burial of The Dead, the opening section of The Waste Land, published in 1922. All very apt 90 years later, as I struggle to comprehend a world without my beloved Dad.
There has been a shift in perspective, a change in the quality of light, as the days begin to draw out more noticeably.
I love the rich purple of the newly emerging foliage on our Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’. All over the garden, buds are bursting open and foliage is emerging. Visit Christina for more fresh foliage today…
There is a surprising amount in flower mid-March for such a young garden.