Cerinthe major is one of my favourite bee-friendly flowers in the garden at the moment.
Tag: spring flowering
These are the shrubs and plants that flower in the spring – flowering usually during the the months of March, April or May.
I thought I would take a peek at the snowdrops at Cerney House Gardens, near Cirencester, in Gloucestershire this week – they have been flowering for weeks now and guessed they wouldn’t be around too much longer.
A gorgeous spring flower and an inspirational quote.
Today is Candlemas Day, an ancient festival halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox and marks the midpoint of winter.Continue reading
I grew this spurge from seed quite a few years ago and although the label has long since disappeared, I am pretty certain it is called Euphorbia cyparissias. I love its long season of interest, starting in the spring with the fresh lime green foliage, followed by the acid yellow bracts which age to red. In the autumn the foliage turns a lovely pink colour before dying back for the winter.
My Easter cactus has been rather obliging this year, actually flowering over the Easter weekend. It has been a mass of blooms and looked absolutely stunning! It has been good to get back into some macro flower photography after the winter!
The half-timbered lych-gate at St Mary’s church, Painswick in Gloucestershire, looking pretty with the crocuses blooming in the sunshine today. The churchyard is world-famous for its 99 clipped yew trees.
Painswick is sometimes referred to at ‘The Queen of the Cotswolds’ and is a photographer’s paradise.
The BBC drama, The Casual Vacancy based on a story by JK Rowling, is partly set in the village of Painswick.