Tuesday, 21 February 2017

It's only February ;-)




I reckon that here in south Devon, we are very much a month ahead ...

spring has arrived very early....which means that

the garden beckons! In fact, I can even hear it shouting, 'Come on Sal!'










My first plan, last weekend , was to tidy the potting area.  It is my belief that 

if you haven't got a well organised potting area then you've no hope!





4 hours later and I'm happy and ready to go!




And it's always good to acquire something for my vintage place....my friend Lesley

gave me these. (We can always have sack races in the garden, when the summer arrives!)









These little beauties arrived today and they are called Dodecatheon.

I had one of the a few years ago and it always surprised me each spring..

An excellent service from:






I bought a variety of colours and  I expect to see:






Our bank at the bottom of the garden is full of snowdrops, which seem to multiply year in year out.





And along the old bank at the side of the garden, the narcissi wait perfectly patiently.

After all they don't want to steal the Snowdrops' prize moment, do they?




Little splashes of yellow, delight (aka cheeky crocus ) and could, at first glance, 

be mistaken for poached eggs!







And then there are the Hellebores....a joy! 






I bought a few hundred of old fashioned, wild English daffodils, last autumn. 

So delicate, so petite and so perfectly placed in the rough grass at the edge of the lawn.

You can't beat them.









And the periwinkle peeping carefully through its leaves...well the addition of this beautiful

little flower just adds to the pleasure.




And just when you think that's it... these Winter Aconite have been a joy on my little rockery.






What is this before my eyes?

I almost missed these Anemone Blanda.







It's all there... if you look hard enough!




The plants in my garden are having a ball!!


 And it's only February!

;-)








Monday, 6 February 2017

The best of weekends! ;-)


A birthday is always a pleasant affair, especially if it's at the weekend 

and one can drag it out a little! ;-)

Naturally, it's made all the better when visitors pop in!

(Although it did clash with the rugby!)






A bunch of red tulips always gladdens the heart!




As do food gifts, especially when they are sent in such pretty

containers as this.




He always chooses a lovely card!




As does everyone else.




Gorgeous flowers from my daughter...plus these soaps,

packed full of sweet scent.



A surprise box...





Open it up and hey presto!





Sweet perfume for the Garden Room...aptly named.




More flowers...




This quirky clock...which made me  smile.




And then, on Sunday, I found myself here for birthday lunch...





The stunningly, beautiful Osborne Hotel.














So all in all...a very fine weekend !