It’s been a gloriously sunny week, too sunny really as we’re now officially in drought conditions and there’s a hosepipe ban imminent. Still, we mustn’t complain too much as the sunshine is nice. I’ve been making the most of the weather and have pretty much ignored my studio this week in favour of sitting outside in the garden either working on cross stitch or doing some knitting. There has also been some gardening (a very little), but mainly I’ve been enjoying the view…
There’s lots in bloom at the moment, mainly tulips and daffodils…
…but also anemone blanda and some heartsease (which was my dad’s favourite flower)
I’m particularly in love with a slightly different type of tulip this year, Tulip turkestanica
It’s a multi-headed variety which has incredibly delicate flowers. The foliage is also less bulky than the usual tulip leaves and seems, thus far, to be of no interest to slugs and snails. Result!
It’s sunny again today and as I’ve just spent the morning seeing my dentist (again…) I’m now going to retire to the garden to bask in the sunshine while doing some more cross stitch.
Thanks for choosing such a seasonal word, Emily!