Spring blooms apace

We have started to recover a neglected part of the wild garden, which has allowed daffodils, primroses and Flowering Currant to emerge.

Early Spring daffodils emerging from their Winter rest



Spring flowers emerging

Primroses, Snowdrops and Daffodils are now flowering

It's always exciting to see the first Primroses appear, heralding the imminent Spring


Lilies in the bay window

A magnificent departing gift from last weeks visitors to Bal Cottage,
Catherine, Simeon and Lily - many thanks.

Visitors sometimes leave a present


Gorse with Currants

Although Gorse flowers almost all year down here, some years seem to favour it more than others. Here is a clump at the front of our cottages emerging from a background of last year's dead bramble branches, and below that the first florets of Flowering Currant, said by some to smell like cat pee! An extreme view in my opinion. Gorse flowers smell like warm desiccated coconut in hot sunshine.

Gorse flowers all year and smells of hot dessicated coconut in hot sunshine.


Primroses nestling at the side of the path to The Cabin

The sun decides to shine soon after the mist covered eclipse has finished!

Cabin path primroses


Water Lilies in our pond by Bal Cottage

3 Water Lilies enjoy today's sunshine

Water Lilies