Sunday 13 April 2014

Down on my knees

 I have been down on my knees for most of the day.    I enjoy weeding.    It gives me time to get close to the plants and study them.   I also find it very calming.    I love the Dicentra and Maple together.....the colours are perfect.
 It gave me time to appreciate the tiny little bells of Tellima Grandiflora.   A woodlander, a gift from a blogging friend a few years ago.   Each year I split the plants and now they edge the woodland walk.     I do so love small blooms............... 
It has been a beautiful day....wall to wall sunshine.    My mother has spent the day with me.    She loves to sit in the conservatory and watch me work around the garden.
I rustled up a salad for lunch with plenty of herbs from the garden.      
We chatted  about Dad ...... Mum told me so many lovely stories about their courtship........things that have never been mentioned before.

All in all it was a good day...........


  1. I'm not familiar with the Tellima, but it looks much like a heuchera or tiarella, both of which I love, too. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the day; it has been so windy here the past two days, and now we're back to chilly, rainy weather. But every day something new appears, so it's definitely spring. My grandson picked some of my crocuses for a surprise for his mother:) Enjoy these special times with your mother, just as precious.

  2. Hi Rose....When I was given Tellima, it was a new to me plant. I really have loved having it here....such a pretty little flower.

    How sweet, don't they just touch your heart. I am sure Mummy was thrilled to receive such a lovely gift :)

  3. I love the colours of the dicentra and maple together, too - just beautiful.
    Yesterday was so lovely and sunny - I'm glad you had such a good day.

  4. Hi Wendy.......I love pink and burgundy together, such a lovely combination.

    I believe the weather will be good for the rest of the week.....lets hope so :)

  5. How wonderful to have such good company as you work in the garden. And to hear loving memories of your father.

    1. Yes it is. As I said in the previous post my father was a quiet man, it is good to learn more about them........

  6. I so love seeing the pictures of your garden, you have such a talent for working together with Mother Nature, it seems you neither impose yourself upon her or let her completely take over!
    We are moving house soon and I will be looking through lots of your old posts again to get inspiration.
    I am glad you had some quality time with your mum, your father sounds like such a wonderful man, no wonder he has such a beautiful daughter!

  7. You are so kind Lucinda, how exciting, moving house.
    If you are not too far away you are always welcome here.....come take a look.
    I hope everything goes well and all your dreams come true.