Did you see that lovely sky last night? Stunning. This snap was taken on my phone and looking at it this morning I am surprised at how colourful it was.
Pyracantha may not be the most exciting of plants. To be honest it’s a bit of a bruiser of a bush. It is a thorny brute that will not think twice about shredding my skin should I dare to approach with my snips / secateurs.
Yet when I see Pyracantha at this time of year, trained around a gate like this in a local park, I forget what a thug it is and instead stop to admire its generous display of berries.
My Saturday smile for this weekend. I hope you are enjoying yours. D.
If you look carefully you should be able to see birds in flight, as if forming an orderly queue, heading to the reservoirs nearby. Canada geese perhaps?
Enjoy your day, no matter what you may be doing.
Shasta daisies and Hydrangea paniculata Limelight
No idea what happened to the rest of them. Such is gardening. Oh well there’s always next year!
allium, Allium sphaerocephalon, euphorbia griffithii Dixter, Helenium Moorheim Beauty, Hydrangea paniculata limelight, Leucanthemum x superbum, Rose "Lark Ascending", Saturday smile, Shasta Daisy, Verbena bonariensis
Euphorbia Griffithii Dixter and drumstick Allium Sphaerocephalon
Whatever is making you smile today, enjoy it.
Right I am off to paint yet more wood. More about that another day as it is not making me smile.
Apple blossom is covering the tree this year and it looks fabulous against the blue sky. I am a little fearful for the damage risk, posed by the forecast of cooler temperatures next week, but we cannot control the weather, can we.
Named Graceland they are part of a lovely mix of tulips with so called ‘Apricot Beauty’ and ‘La Belle Époque ‘. Planted lasagne style they have not disappointed.
Even their insides are attractive
I also planted a ‘scented’ mix of tulips. Surprisingly to me they actually do what they say i.e. they smell. The colours are strong and rich, the scent rather similar to freesias.
Today the weather reached perhaps 20 degrees, lovely. For April that is rather unseasonal and unexpected even. If, like me, you have yet to dust off your Summer wear, the prospect of showing the world your bare legs is well, too much to bear.
I hope this made you smile. D.
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