16 May 2013
I'm joining in with Lou and her 'nature in the home' series. This week Lou set us a theme - pink. I'm not much of a pink person when it comes to flowers and tend not to plant them, so I wondered what I would show, all I could think of was the apple blossom, but that seemed a little too similar to my last post. Then as I watered the plants in the house this morning it dawned on me that these pelargonium are pink, albeit the kind of pink I like, close on red/orange. The poor things are blooming away in our spare room where we have a big free space by the window, they can't wait to get outside on the patio but I don't trust the weather just yet.
And hello to my new followers, I've noticed the number have slowly been creeping up, which is nice, thank you.
13 May 2013
I had to get out with the camera last week and capture the blossom, before the windy weather blew it all away. Apparently the freaky weather this past winter/spring made all the blossom come at once, pear, plum, cherry and apple, quince. We're lucky to have all of those, a garden full of pretty pinks and whites and so much too. When we first moved here two and a half years ago, the trees had been neglected and not pruned. We're trying hard to get them back in shape, they are improving year on year and though not perfect they are much more manageable than when we first arrived. Now we're hoping all this blossom turns to fruit!