Anemones have been popping up in the cutting since before Christmas, just one or two at a time & now more prolifically. I adore their frilly green collars that tightly hug the early buds & then the gap between the frills & the bloom increase as they continue to grow & the flower opens. Thankfully they have survived the succession of recent storms.
Happy international love day. #britishflowers #seasonalflowers #nofloralfoam #flowersoftheday #floralart
Beautiful banks of fragrant, wild double snowdrops (Flore Pleno’) around the walled garden in the late afternoon sunshine.
Lovely to have blue skies & sunshine in the cutting garden, but oh boy, as much as I adore the sound, feel & thrill of strong winds, Ciara you’ve been exhausting 😳 Low growing winter blooms like snowdrops, violets, primroses & hellebores are thankfully, as yet, unaware of the relentless gusts, but I gather we’re potentially due to welcome yet another storm, ‘Dennis’, this coming weekend 😣. Having had the polytunnel doors blown off three times they will, for now, remain off.
February bees. Bumbles on heather, honeys on anemones.
Today’s vibes. Weeding, sowing, sitting, staring, dreaming.
With crumbling walls and wood the snowdrops have a partial cloak of invisibility. Happy February everyone it’s the month when we’re supposed to start to feel winter is losing its grip and days get longer, but to be honest I’m not sure winter has had such a tight grip here in Suffolk perhaps more a soft polite hand shake. February is also snowdrop month, they are at their peak in Feb. Snowdrops symbolise ‘hope’ for forthcoming spring and today I’ve actually spotted the first tight, white, glinting buds of blackthorn (prunus spinus or sloe) blossom in the hedgerows so around we go again. #mothernature