Every year at the middle of May, my garden turns blue.
The Solanum which I planted about 5 years ago is very happy and has grown over the swing hammock so we can’t sit on it yet ! I’m a very lazy gardener and shouldn’t have let that happen but I don’t mind.
There are lots and lots of bluebells which have now spread and are growing against the ugly old wall that I painted in blue emulsion when we moved here.
The Ceanothus which was a tiny little thing is now 7 feet tall
and the Wisteria is apparently over 100 years old and is now on borrowed time as it relies on a very tall, brittle, dead plum tree for support.
A friend once gave me a very small old enamel bath that she no longer wanted. She said it was from an old ship. I put it behind the back door and planted a little lilac shrub in it which has got huge and smells divine in the morning sun.
The forget me knots spread more and more every year and I love them so much.
I’ve been cutting bits off very few days to have inside and they last surprisingly long as cut flowers.
It all flowers together for about 3 weeks and it’s a very special time in my garden.
It inspired me to make blue and purple floral garlands which I’ve put in my etsy shop.
I bought them from Carluccio’s a few weeks ago and hid them away from my scavenging children 🙂
I put them in the green bowl I got from the charity shop last week and then got a bit carried away making bluebell hats.
I put the bits of spare flowers in my little blue spotty enamel cup.
And then put the eggs on on the Victoria sponge I made for pudding yesterday. I’m obsessed with those eggs. Xxx