Tuesday, 21 April 2009

April Flowers

As you may have noticed, each month I am creating a mosaic of flowers that are in bloom in my garden. This month it has been difficult to choose the flowers as so many are now in bloom. The flowers are loving this warm weather as am I.

It is such a pleasure to be able to walk to work, especially at the moment whilst the bluebells are out in the woods.

In the front garden the Amelanchier has finished flowering. Next it will display lots of small, red berries that the blackbirds greedily stuff their beaks with.

The blossom on this tree is glorious at the moment. It starts off pink and fades to white.

My window sills are full of seedlings at this time of year. I also have sunflowers, squashes, peas and flowers in the greenhouse.

My OH has finished the fence at the allotment and planted the potatoes before our holiday. He is now making a permanent path across the centre of the allotment and has even joined an allotment forum on-line. We are hoping to be more organised this year and hoping for a drier summer this year.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

What a Difference

What a difference a week makes! We have only been away for one week, but the garden has exploded into life in that time.
We celebrated Easter slightly later this year with a mini Easter egg hunt yesterday. This is Jay's haul, Fay had the same, but with a pink bunny instead of a blue one.

Before we went on holiday, I took part in Pixie's Easter/spring swap. These are the gorgeous items that I received from Sarah. Thank you Sarah, your mini quilt is hanging next to our computer and the other items are decorating the kitchen.
A close up of the quilt and darling bee.
These are the items that I sent to Sarah.

I will try to catch up with you all this week, Best wishes Pj x

Thursday, 16 April 2009


Hello, we're back! We have just spent a relaxing week on Lanzarote.

We visited the Timanfaya National Park,

The salt lake at El Golfo,

The Cueva Los Verdes,

The Jameos del Agua with the blind, albino crabs,

The Cactus Garden,

The former home of Cesar Manrique,
whose influence can be seen all over the island,

The vineyards,
and lazed by the pool.

It's tough but someone has got to do it! ;)

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Happy Easter

A simple arrangement for this Easter.

A couple of close-ups of the decorations.

And a chocolate cake.

I won't be on-line for a few days, so I wish everyone a "Very Happy Easter" and I will catch up with you all later. Best wishes, Pj x