Just back from a wonderfully exotic and quite crazy 2 weeks on the island of Nevis, in the Caribbean. I was on a Ben Waters ‘Rock n Roll holiday’ , he was playing at the Nevis Blues Festival – more to come on all of that!
Driving home from Gatwick airport on Thursday I was struck by how beautiful England is – cherry trees and others full of blossom… and bluebells – so early! I’m trying not to be concerned about that and enjoy their beauty.
Before I even went through my front door, I checked round my garden to see how everyone had been doing in the two weeks I had been away. Aquilegia already flowering and so many Spring bulbs needing dead-heading. The Pulmonaria was past its best and flopped over from the middle, so I grabbed handfuls and cut it back. There were still some pink blossoms to enjoy so I plonked them all in a couple of white jugs.
I nestled them amongst some exotic blooms that greeted me inside the house
I’m delighted with this one on a cactus and am entering it in Cee’s Flower of the Day
The red Amaryllis weren’t planted until January, but they don’t seem to have minded their late planting. The one still in bud is one from last year, flowering again – the first time I have had one flower a second year – I’m thrilled.
A couple of Vases from my holiday:
This one greeted us as we arrived at our luxury home up on the mountain
and I put these few blooms from the garden in a wine glass on the last day, with IAVOM in mind
leaving it as a little thank you to the house.
It is taking a while to get back in the swing of things and I know you have had glorious weather in England whilst I have been away as my garden needs watering.
As much as it is fabulous to experience foreign climes, other cultures and meet some wonderful people – it is so good to be home, especially at this time of year.
Pop across to Cathy to see all the April wonders of ‘In a Vase on Monday’.