When we arrived, the hawthorn was in full bloom. Doesn't it look like they are covered in snow?
The forsythia added some beautiful Spring colour to the front
and the deep pink of the ornamental currant was delightful
About ten days ago, just before it turned horridly dank and cold, I bought a few little plants, flowers and herbs, for the garden pots -
it was such a pleasure to plant up the various old zinc, enamel and terracotta pots I had in the barn.
The currants, white, red and black are all doing well and fruiting already -
The hazelnut at the front is going nuts
The rhubarb is getting soooooooo big, I can feel a rhubarb crumble coming on
and the lilac is almost ready as well
I know I show you pics of the Wisteria every year, but I just can't help myself, it is such a beautiful colour, you'll have to put up with another batch if Wisteria pics again -
It will still be a little while before the leaves are all grown properly and all the flowers are open.
Now, this is the view out of my kitchen window, looking straight down the lane going past our cottage
and sideways over the fields down the hill
On a fairly normal day. But as I was sitting here preparing this post, there was a break in the rain and some much appreciated sunshine lit up the fields next to us. It looked so dramatic, the bright green of the new leaves on the oak tree, the fresh greens of the fields all lit up, and the VERY dark clouds in the background. I had to take a couple of pics quickly to show you -
by now the sunshine is gone again, of course, and the rain has set in again.
Before we left for France, I received a beautiful new mermaid made by my wonderful friend Dorthe. Of course she had to come to France with me, so that she could visit her family here. So now, three of Dorthe's little beauties live in the bathroom -
This is the new addition to the family, Viola -
The older sisterAlexa
and their guardian sea angel, Angelina -
Gosh, this turned into a very long post, I hope I haven't sent you to sleep. There is so much blogging I have to catch up on though. Tomorrow I'll post pics of this week's inchie and tag challenges, and the day after lots of pics of more brocante finds!!I spent all day today editing pics, so they are ready to go and doing the posts shouldn't take too long.
Until then, toodlepip and big French hugs, xxx