What a funny Easter- no chocolate Easter eggs, no hot cross buns, no Simnel cake and worst of all, no family lunch. But what fantastic weather we have had and a wonderful day in the garden yesterday. And here in the Blooming Garden a once in a life time event; The Pianist planted a tree. He planted it it in its pot but once we got over that little problem and I explained that the hole had to be big enough to accommodate all the roots and it really wouldn’t do if half the root ball was sticking up out of the hole, it was plain sailing all the way. And I am very grateful because the whole of this part of the garden where my new trees are going is full of roots from the old hedge line, so it wasn’t an easy task. And the Pianist is averse to physical labour and anything to do with spades, so bless him. And then we spent the afternoon reading in the garden which is a lovely way to spend Easter Sunday.
But today it is cold so I have brought a few special Easter flowers into the house. I have a French porcelain Easter egg to display them in so no calories are involved in this arrangement.
I used bluebells and for scent there are dark red wallflowers, Skimmia x confusa ‘Kew Green’ and some little narcissi.
I love the tiny narcissi that bloom after all the others, three particular favourites are the highly fragrant jonquils ‘Bell Song’ with a peachy trumpet, ‘Segovia’ and yellow and white ‘Pipit’ which has three or four flowers on each stalk. They are all irresistible.
Look how cute ‘ Segovia’ is with its white petals and neat flat cups inside.
I have quite a few Pasque flowers in different colours, this is a ruby coloured one.
Other flowers include a tulip, cowslips, pulmonaria, a white snakes head fritillary, the perennial wallflower Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ and a bit of the chocolate vine chocolate vine, Akebia quinata.
And I found two Eater Eggs, one is agate and the other one is amethyst, we can’t eat them but they are quite pretty.
Thank you Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for encouraging us to keep on picking flowers for the house to bring some normality into our lives as we try to adjust to these strange and worrying times. Cathy has tulips today and what a cheering sight they are.