Six on Saturday – 30 March 2019

Suddenly, there’s blossom and flowers everywhere. Sunny 17C days. Cold 1C nights. In the cut flower patch, there’s rows of double narcissi Bridal Crown and Winston Churchill. Single daffodil Geranium is a favourite. Wonderful in a vase. Highly scented. They seem to shout “spring is here.”

Tulips are a few weeks early. I hope there’s some to come for Easter. This one’s new to me. Exotic Emperor. Double creamy white with green feathering. A glorious sight at dawn, all covered in tiny beads of dew.

Above the cut flower beds, a plum tree spreads it’s branches. Such a wonderful sight on a beautiful sunny morning.

My plot is edged by a bank of wild cherry trees. There’s Tenby daffodils at their feet. Small and simple. They look “right” in their semi-wild setting.

Looking up, I can hear the bees working the pollen. There will be plenty of cherries this year.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a walk around my garden today. What flowers and trees are you seeing today?

Links : six on Saturday https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/six-on-saturday-30-03-2019/#comments

Narcissi bridal crown https://www.gee-tee.co.uk/bulbs/daffodils-narcissus/double-narcissi/narcissus-bridal-crown

Narcissi geranium https://www.gee-tee.co.uk/bulbs/daffodils-narcissus/special-mixtures-of-daffodils-narcissi/mixed-daffodils-narcissi

Wild Cherry https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-uk-native-trees/wild-cherry/

Plum https://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/category/plums/

Karen on twitter @kgimson

On instagram at karengimson1

Join us also for In a Vase on Monday : https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/in-a-vase-on-monday-goodbye-to-all-that/

42 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – 30 March 2019

  1. ‘Such bounteous beauty: I love the view through the blossom and out to the fields. About your cutting patch as I am starting one myself. Do you leave the bulbs to naturalise in there and just plant other things on top, or do you lift the bulbs after they’ve finished? I’m not a fan of bulbs that have to be lifted!

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    • Hello Jane. I love that view too. You can leave them in to naturalise. They build up each year. Just don’t plant them any where near onions or shallots, or you risk poisoning as it’s impossible to tell the difference between the bulbs. Enjoy 😊

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  2. Karen I’m glad you have good weather and good temperature. Your flowers are magnificent as your photos and say “Spring” because it is already Spring. Your double daffodils Bridal Crown and Winston Churchill I like very much, they are beautiful. Daffodils Geranium are lovely. The Tulip Exotic Emperor is a jewel. I love the plum flowers. How wonderful to have your whole plot surrounded by wild plums! No wonder the bees are so happy. It’s a treasure! Karen this year you’re going to eat lots of plums and lots of plum jam. 🙂 Thank you very much for the walk through your beautiful and wonderful garden, I have had a great time. That you enjoy your garden very much because it is unique. Thank you very much for the links, they are very interesting. Love, health and strength for your family and for you. Take care and rest. Have a very good week with good weather. Loving greetings from Margarita.

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    • Thank you Margarita. I’m going to visit my Mother tomorrow. The weather is wonderful at the moment. I’m still keeping warm, though. Still being careful not to take off too many layers and get a chill. Enjoy your weekend. Loving greetings from karen xx

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      • Karen give your Mother memories of me when you go to see her. Today finally! It has rained a bit in Madrid, but it’s not cold at all, 18ºC. But I will follow your kind advice not to take off layers so as not to catch cold. You do not take them either. Affectionate greetings and memories of Margarita.

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    • Thank you. They are my favourites too. I’ve just taken a huge bunch to the care home where my in-laws now live. Taking spring indoors – with all the twiggy stems just bursting into growth. Thanks for reading

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