Thursday, 28 June 2012
Anyway, needless to say, I bought several wild orchids from the young man.
He explained that orchids are unpredictable, and sometimes take several years to flower.
I have learned patience.......so you can imagine how delighted and surprised I was to see the Marsh Helleborine in bloom.
I also bought Southern Marsh Orchid, Broad-leaved Helleborine and Ladies Tresses.
Broad-leaved Helleborine has made an appearance but is not in bloom yet. I am hoping she will in the next few weeks.
Sadly, many of our native wildflowers are disappearing. Imagine my joy, when the young man told me, when an area is being cleared and wild orchids are cast aside, he drives to the location and rescues as many plants as he can. I was inspired by his passion for his subject, his love of our native flora, that I left him feeling totally elated. Very often, young people get bad press but we never hear about the good ones. The ones that go the extra mile.
I shall keep in touch with this young man....he has a dream, as I did when I was his age.
I have been blessed to have reached many of my goals, but still have some to conquer.
Unless we dream, then how can they come true??
Monday, 25 June 2012
I leave you with the words of Alfred Austin(1835 - 1913)
A garden that one makes oneself becomes associated with one's personal history.....interwoven with one's tastes, preferences and character, and constitutes a sort of unwritten autobiography. Show me your garden, provide it be your own, and I will tell you what you are like.
Have a good week, enjoy your garden.
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Happy Sunday Safari.
Monday, 18 June 2012
Clematis 'Gillian Blades' (which is supposed to be white) has started to scramble through
Rambling Rector, I think given time they will make a lovely combination :)
Saturday, 16 June 2012
The sun is back.....Happy Sunday Safari.
Monday, 11 June 2012
"Come on lets go throw pebbles in the sea." We waved the adults a cheery goodbye and headed for the beach. The 30 minutes we spent together were magical....like me, they do not worry about getting wet. We laughed and chatted and just had fun. Soaking wet but happy we headed back to the cafe and met the others........time to head for home.
Happy Monday to you all.........
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Rain for the last four days has left me feeling a tad dispirited. With the longest day waiting in the wings, I feel that summer has not really arrived yet. The forecast is a trifle grim, rain, rain and more rain. The moisture loving plants should thrive in these conditions. I think I probably will to :)
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Happy Sunday safari.
Today I celebrate the marriage of my eldest neice. A family wedding, a coming together.
We will take lunch, over one hundred of us.
We will not forget our Queen, who has carried out her duties with dignity and poise.
Happy Diamond Jubilee Ma'am. God bless you.