Tag Archives: Blossom

In a Vase on Monday: Flurries of White

We spent Easter Sunday in the garden, including a picnic by the pond, in glorious sunshine with greengage and damson blossom bursting around our heads. Wonderful! In the gentle breeze an odd petal or two drifted down on to the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Running just to keep still

14/03/2020 With various things being cancelled over the last week I’ve managed to escape to the garden a bit more than usual, which has been brilliant. And Lord knows, it needs the attention, but somehow I’ve struggled to get things … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Hoodlums or Princes … same damage

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Wordless Wednesday – A Sniff of Spring

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In a Vase on Monday – Blossom and Polyanthus

Well, with all the jam trees (old Chivers damson trees) in the garden bursting into flower over the last few days I couldn’t resist cutting a few branches to bring inside. I noticed the first blossoms opening when I went … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Of Petticoats and Dragons

16/03/2019 Well, one week on and it is still howling a gale. I’ve decided that I primarily don’t like wind because the continuous noise makes me very restless. The dog and I have had some close encounters with flying small … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Colour-coordinated pollen baskets

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Standing beneath the crab apple tree

Our John Downie crab apple tree on the driveway is in full bloom and it is a sight to behold. The wonderful sunny weather over the last few days has opened most of its pink flower buds. Seen against the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday :- Words for snow

Our little sliver of an old Chivers orchard has erupted into a blizzard of white:

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A crescendo of sweetly scented plum blossom

I’ve been off down an internet rabbit-hole again. This time following the trail of plum blossom hydrosol. A hydrosol is a distilled floral or herbal product and apparently plum blossom essence is what ‘freshness’ smells like. So of course I … Continue reading

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