Making new friends. On Sunday Noelle, who is a fairly new friend, and I met Sandra, for the first time, at The Bishops Palace in Wells to visit their Snowdrop Festival. Thought it was bitterly cold we were well wrapped up and spend several happy, sunny hours walking round the gorgeous gardens and admiring the snowdrops and many other plants including newly a planted Witch Hazel collection which would have set Cathy's heart a fluttering.
Noelle hosted a delicious lunch for us, all homemade, which was very welcome. Sandra took plenty of pictures and I'm sure she will be sharing them. Here is just one:
|Looking very cold L to R Noelle, me, Sandra|
These are the very first Tete a Tete Narcissus, a hyacinth with Abelia foliage. I'd hoped for more things to make a proper posy but temperatures have plummeted drastically slowing everything down.
If these jaunty daffodils don't cheer you up, nothing will.
The rest of my daffodils are a way behind but lets not rush the spring.
The first of my seedlings are up. You can just see a little green here of Limonium suworowii.
Plants are determined to grow because of or despite what we do to them. Here are my Leycesteria and Cornus twigs from two weeks ago. I don't have anything large enough to pick to add to them but they are doing fine on their own. I'm sure I should have the name of this Cornus but couldn't find it. It's very dark red. Plus bay twigs.
I had a little peep and they may even be forming roots. There is a tiny spider who has been living on them since I brought them inside.
The sun will go on rising
and I'll go on taking endless pictures of it doing so. I know I'm lucky to have so much sky to enjoy.
And you never know when life will throw you a rainbow...
|Credit to MrC who took this last Autumn with his phone.|
Don't forget to join in with Cathy at Rambling in the garden. Foraging for things to go In a Vase on Monday and sharing with friends will always make you cheerful.