Last week I managed a sneaky trip to the English Lakes, and took in the spring joy of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, in the village where he lived (though a little busier these days). So here are some sights from that weekend where my Six only appeared on twitter (@julie3dharris).
This week, I’ve been enjoying the unusually settled weather and occasional warm sunshine. A wonderful way to bring on the blossom, so much so that it is now becoming tough to choose which flowers and buds to show off as my #SixonSaturday. It’s become so salient that my spring garden is dominated by yellow and blue, so to keep world events in mind (again), I’ve gone for mostly yellow and blue scenes this week.
First, yellow hazel catkins picked out against the bright blue sky, almost the end of their season, but still glowing.
My garden is always filled with daffodils of all varieties, here are a couple. First, your ‘basic’ as I think of them, big fat trumpets and a solid look.
Now for something much more delicate, a frilly pale lemon centre and almost cream surrounding petals.
Muscari are well into full flower now, and smelling sweet in the warm spring sunshine.
This has been an unusually good year for hellebore. the season started slowly yet there have been more flowers, on stronger, longer, stems. Here elegantly bobbing above a sea of scilla.
Finally, daffs also look fabulous with other flowers, here providing a lovely blue-yellow contrast with pulmonaria.
That’s my #SixonSaturday for this week. Stay safe, and don’t forget to follow the crowd on twitter and via the web from links to the originator of #SixonSaturday, the Propagator himself.