greentapestry : December 2021

Tuesday 7 December 2021

A Week Of Flowers 2021 - Day 7

 My final flower for 'A Week Of Flowers' was going to be a snowdrop that is in flower today but the second named storm in as many weeks has decreed that it isn't a day to venture out to take a photo.  Instead another look back earlier to this summer when the above combination gave me much pleasure. The rose is 'Luisa's Daughter', a rose gifted to me from my sister and named by her in memory of Mum. It was my birthday about a month after Mum's death when this most lovingly chosen present arrived in the post as a bare root rose. Her first flowers appear in May and the last one of the year shed it's petals in late November this year.

In close proximity the beautiful thalictrum delavayi 'Splendide White' which is a hardy perennial. It grows quite tall and benefits from some support, flowers throughout summer and has attractive aquilegia like foliage too. It's only minus is the fact that it is so late to come through in the year so much so that I start to panic each year about it's welfare.

A huge bunch of virtual flowers must go to Cathy over at 'Words And Herbs' who has given us the chance to celebrate flowery memories as we head towards the shortest day of the year. Another season will be turning soon which is a most uplifting thought and I see that the good news that Cathy is planning a reunion next year. 

Monday 6 December 2021

A Week Of Flowers 2021 - Day 6


A full frothy flowery border of mainly purples and oranges snapped on a visit to Powis Castle, in north Wales on a visit there back in late August this year. Many thanks to Cathy over at Words and Herbs for hosting 'A Week In Flowers' for a second consecutive year. I hope very much that it becomes an annual event.

Sunday 5 December 2021

A Week Of Flowers 2021 - Day 5

Some sweet peas from late July for today's 'A Week Of Flowers' hosted by Cathy who blogs over at Words and Herbs.  These are the one annual that I enjoy growing the most from seed and would not be without. Do visit and see what other fabulous flowers fellow bloggers are enjoying this Sunday.

Saturday 4 December 2021

A Week Of Flowers 2021 - Days 3 & 4


A touch of spring bling for 'A Week Of Flowers' going back to this May with a trio of aquilegias and some bluebells. The first aquilegia is 'Nora Barlow' whilst the other two are nameless seedlings that have appeared in the garden by magic. The bluebells were photographed by himself in one of the woods close to our caravan in Cumbria. With many thanks to Cathy over at 'Words and Herbs' for the perfect excuse to indulge in some photographic floral memories on yet another extremely wet and windy December afternoon. The perfect tonic!

Thursday 2 December 2021

A Week Of Flowers 2021 - Day 2

Going back to this May today for 'A Week In Flowers'. This time I ventured out of my garden and just down the road to Norton Priory Museum And Gardens. It is a historic site, comprising the remains of an abbey complex dating from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries as well as an eighteenth century country house. It is the most excavated monastic site in Europe and today houses a museum as well as being home to the garden where these daffodils delighted the eyes. Like several places more or less on our doorstep we are guilty of not visiting often so we hope to remedy that next year. Thanks to Cathy over at 'Words and Herbs' who came up with the lovely idea of sharing flowers on our blogs every day for a week to brighten up the month.

Wednesday 1 December 2021

A Week Of Flowers 2021, Day 1

In desperate need of some sunshine and a reminder of warmer days today on what has been day of mainly gusty wind and intermittent heavy rain, here is a pot of tulip 'Ballerina' taken this spring. A much better photo of the pot I'm afraid rather than the tulips but they provided a rather lovely glow of colour and the addition of scent too. As you can see an interloper crept in - I'm not sure how. I'm must confess removing it not long afterwards. Not the biggest fan of tulips I was most pleased with this effort which waved at me when I was at the kitchen sink. Thanks to Cathy over at 'Words and Herbs' ,whose lovely idea it is to celebrate a week of flowers to brighten up these sometimes dark and dismal days of December. Do visit Cathy's blog and see what what flowers she is sharing today and also check out the blogs of other participants.