Six months of special flowers

Today, a round up of monthly special flowers.


Which flower do you like best for December?

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January’s special flower

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A Room with a View of Violets in February

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I wandered lonely as a cloud in March!

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April’s Special Flower

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And for this month of May: another lovely lily of the valley image.

lily of the valley
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Our golden tickets!

About a month ago we renewed our annual tickets for Sledmere House and Gardens in East Yorkshire.

The Gold Card costs £15.50 and can be used as many times as you wish during the season.

Excellent value for money: these really are golden tickets!

It was lovely to see the gardens all cleared and tidy ready for the new season.

Sledmere HouseWhen we visited again a couple of weeks later, the daffodils were fully out and looked spectacular.

Sledmere House

And the blossom was beautiful.

Sledmere House

We didn’t manage to get to the Primrose Ramble but we’ll be visiting again soon and lots more times during the year.

Our golden tickets are going to be worth every penny!

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Spring forward!

Hope you’ve remembered to put your clocks forward one hour.

Most of our time-pieces just moved on automatically:

mobile phone, land-line phone, iPad, laptop. We’ve only got four actual clocks: a watch each, the clock on the cooker and an old fashioned, battery operated carriage clock. They didn’t take long to alter!

I have an old 1930s mantelpiece clock

that belonged to my grandparents but that doesn’t work any more. Sometimes I think I’ll take it to the clock repairer in town and get it mended. But then I remember its loud tick-tock and church-bell chimes on every quarter plus the striking of the hour and I’m glad its silent. It has a lovely polished walnut case and although rather plain it’s quite attractive so I keep it on the window-sill for old times sake!

I love Spring flowers.

We went for a walk round the gardens of our local “big house” yesterday and the daffodils were glorious. Masses of primroses were out too and their dainty flowers and delicate creamy-yellow petals were beautiful. The flower beds had all been cleared of last-year’s growth and there were all the signs of burgeoning plant life. Scarlet miniature tulips in one of the main flower beds were a stunning new addition since last year. And the full size tulips were well developed and should be out into full flower soon.



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