Everywhere I look now I see spring flowers ,Violets , Primroses , Bluebells .
Cowslips are my absolute favourite this week ...and they are loving the thundery showers .
I noticed this one with a huge bunch of flower buds, much bigger than normal, it is going to look fabulous when they all open ! Unusual isn't it ?
Here are , from front to back, the Zebrune shallots, Pot Leeks, Sunflowers, Blue Lake French Beans , Incredible Runner beans and at the top a tray of a rare Madagascan Aloe seeds which came from my own plant which I bought at the Penzance Cactus and Succulent Show a few years ago .
To the right is my little Pawlonia tomentosa sapling and that pot of celery I grew from the base of a bunch that I bought in the supermarket ...I,ll be planting that out next week probably .
Husband is growing tomatoes , lettuces and spring onions on the sunny shelf of his solar shed .
Actually I have begun the process of hardening off the leeks and Sunflowers , bringing them out by day and putting them back in by night .
I watched Monty on Gardeners World ,showing how to clear the mucky stuff out of our ponds ... I,m so glad I only have my little half barrel pond with one yellow water Iris and my pride and joy the Skunk Cabbage /Lysichiton . See I remembered to leave the weedy ,mucky stuff on one side of the pond , so that the little creatures can crawl back in ....if there even are any ...I couldn't see any .....but not wishing to harm any creature ,I still did this anyway . I refreshed the compost in the pond basket around the two plants and I can just see them beginning to push up this years new shoots . I do hope the Lysichiton flowers this year .
Ah ! Some more seeds, Antirrhinums , calendulas , cosmos , nasturtiums , sweetcorn , Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Scarlet Kale , Rossingnol Kale ....Ricinus ...you can see some of the Agave pups , some I,ve grown from seed and others from the mother plants out in the garden ....Agave Potatorum which flowered last year is still O.K after I cut of the huge inflorescence mast . It is good to have some young plants waiting in the wings with which to replace it , should it finally wither and die . I,ll post a pic of the Agaves sometime soon . I'm busy tidying and rearranging the South facing gravel area where I grow the Agaves .
Voodoo Lily update ......all is doing well . I,ve brought it into the porch a couple of times when the gales and storms have been bad . I have made it some good support with these wonderful bent canes and some string .
The beautiful big bumble - bees are coming out .
I really want to do some sketching of them with a view to embroidering one .
O.K. So I revisited Poldhu Cove and got a few fairly good shots of those Sand Martins .
Hope you are out and enjoying the wonderful sights of Spring .
One last pic from my garden .....Hellebores after the rain .