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Back in Blue

Back in Blue

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.

Chorus

Chorus

It has been wet. And windy. There have been torrential hail storms, and the sullen skies have been raked by fingers of lightning, cracking and booming. The garden has been laid quite low.

Cheer

Cheer

Last Sunday, a blaze of sunshine lured me – and my furry helpers – into the garden from breakfast until dusk.

Fanfare

Fanfare

A second wave of the Narcissus ‘W.P.Milner’ bulbs that I planted last autumn has sprung up in the back garden, several weeks behind those in the front garden.

Groundwork

Groundwork

Another cold but dry weekend with a bitter south-easterly wind saw us wrapping up warm again to spend as much time in the garden as we could.

Golden Trumpets

Golden Trumpets

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.

Unfurl

Unfurl

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.

Thaw

Thaw

Fresh snow continued to fall for the first few days and nights of this week, creating whirlwinds of white beneath the brooding skies.

Drift

Drift

No fresh snow fell overnight, though all night long the tireless winds blew about what was already on our hilltop.