Monday, 20 February 2012

Flowers outside and in.


There are signs of approaching spring all about the garden but I can't, as yet, feel too much enthusiasm for being outside. 
There is plenty of work to be done and everything looks so scruffy at this time of year.


Blossom has been marked by bad weather

and birds have attacked the crocus flowers.

Moss swamps the mounds of thyme

and bare branches on the trellis look unkempt.

My citrus trees, all under glass, are struggling. I've taken the fruit from the lemon tree and pruned hard back. I would hate to loose it as it was a present from my father. It has been providing us with fruit for many years.

It's nicer to be inside.
In the sitting room a little pot of 'tete a tete' is a cheerful sight. (It came free with bags of compost from my local garden centre.)

I love white flowers.

In the dining room the walls create a good foil for strong, vibrantly-coloured flowers.



Last week Heidi, one half of the Young and Fit, our fabulous holiday companions, popped over to see us. She came with this beautiful bouquet,

and every day

it becomes

even more

beautiful.

Flowers are so uplifting. Thank you, Heidi!

15 comments:

  1. Everything is starting to show up for the spring parade. I love all you beautiful bouquets of tulips. Enjoy your day! Bonnie

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    1. I like the way that tulips improve as they age, starting off very prim and then becoming quite eccentric as they bend into odd shapes.

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  2. The tulips against the turquoise wall could not be any more lovely.

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    1. The dining room walls are very difficult to photograph, they are a deep emerald green, but the camera seems to think otherwise!

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  3. Your home looks cheery and lovely with all those flowers.
    Snowdrops are one of my all time favourites...it's a dream of mine to have a whole bed full of them.

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    1. Yes, I do find flowers really uplifting.
      If you plant a few snowdrops you'll soon have a bed!

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  4. I love the first signs of spring! Flowers inside are always so cheery and mood-lifting! Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm following yours on GFC. I hope you'll visit my blog again soon!

    www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Laura, I wrote a comment for your blog but it came up on somebody else's post!
      I keep popping over to you blog to see what you are wearing. Hope you are feeling better.

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  5. wow...so beautiful! I like the blossoming flowers. Spring is a lovely season! You have so many flowers in your home and garden, you must have green fingers.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Mongs, You have a lovely use of colour and it's making me think that I should extend the colour range of my clothing instead of sticking always to a few favourites, not to mention lots of black and white!

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  6. Your photos are all so lovely. I feel like I can smell the sweet fragrance all the way over here :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you'll stop by again soon.

    www.thequirkypoet.com

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    1. Now that I've found you, Rachel, I shall be forever popping over to see what's going on.

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  7. Beautiful pictures...flowers are so uplifting aren't they? Especially the first snowdrops of the year :)

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    1. And such tough little bodies, aren't they!

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