Saturday, 16 February 2013

Desktop blooms from the garden

Today I took a quick trip in to the garden, which is something of a novelty these days but the sun was shining and I had a free saturday to play with.  There’s not a great deal on show, beyond the general browness broken up by the odd evergreen and fresh green leafy offerings from the Spring bulbs and early woodland plants that are poking their heads above ground. That said, the Hellebores, Snowdrops and Witch Hazel are flowering away happily and this is enough to satisfy my horticultural desires, for now at least.  

I couldn’t resist bringing a few blooms back indoors with me so I snipped a little bit of Box and coupled this with a few Hellebore blooms, plonked them in a vase and positioned them on the desk next to my computer where I find myself sat for hours on end these days.  I also nabbed a trio of pristine Snowdrops and as I was without a bud vase, not for want of looking I must add, I salvaged an empty Vanilla extract bottle and put it to good use.   The nodding blooms make for a great little piece of decoration and also remind me that beyond this computer screen and hours of work, the garden is still there and thriving without my intervention.  
This week, whilst driving home each day it's not gone without notice that the days are lengthening at quite a pleasing pace.  No longer am I returning in the dark but I have time to see to the chickens, walk the dogs or pop to the stables and soon enough I’ll be spending long evenings at the allotment working with hands in warm friable soil and planting out seedlings with or without a barbeque perhaps.  It cant come soon enough.

10 comments:

  1. Winter seems to have gone on forever, I love that Spring has sprung and longer, warmer days are on the near horizon. Lovely photograph of the flowers near your computer desk, just be careful of knocking them over! I have soaked my computer desk with cups of tea so many times, a vase of flowers would just be asking for trouble. I hope you're not too trapped indoors with your computer, if you're anything like me, the walls start closing in and if you can't get outside, it's just heartbreaking.

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    1. Oh yes, many a laptop has been ruined by a good cuppa but luckily this desk is rather large and fairly clumsy-proof! :)

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  2. What a delightful blog, so refreshing, Thank you! My hellebores and snowdrops are out too and does lift the spirits. Been such dreary winter can't wait to be out in the garden more. Roll on spring!

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    1. Thanks! They really are a treat and a reminder that we'll soon be mid-summer!

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  4. Hellebore blooms are beautiful and I do hope you go for the barbeque option, all the best

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    1. Thanks Jean. Sadly the barbecue didn't happen and the rain has arrived but I'm sure I can rustle something up indoors!

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  5. I recognose those hen paintings:) - by Jan? Lovely post - thanks!

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  6. Really enjoy the vanilla extract bottle. I love seeing creative uses for everyday vases.

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