Thursday, 30 April 2015

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - April

Spring has Sprung and everything has started to grow away.
The snake's head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) has survived the move last year.

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and has given us a couple of flowers.
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The Anemone blanda has gone into overdrive

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After the stars of the show, here we go with the rest of our tour. 
Starting as always with the window boxes.

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The violas were looking tatty and had been taken out to the back after doing sterling work all winter.
They were replaced by the Cineraria last month. they have recovered very well in the extra sunlight. 
The Cineraria have now been moved to make way for the tulips
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the end of the month saw the return of the violas as the tulips started to fade.
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We had a grand show of daffs this year.

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These have now been superseded by the fabulous Wallflowers
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Out the back the beds are coming on nicely.

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the sweet peas are in
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and a new hand crafted planter is being constructed 
(from a wardrobe drawer some one had thrown out )

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The apple trees are in full blossom

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and as April slips away the bluebells have started to come into flower

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Looking forward to next month -

last years dahlias have done well through the winter and are all but ready to plant out

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seedlings are being hardened off, while more are being sown.

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all in all a rewarding month - and Doncaster Donny is looking rather pleased...

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Random Memories - Dartmouth Bluebells

Spring has sprung and even if its still a little chilly so have our very own native bluebells

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As joyous as they are to us they do make me a little home sick for the great bluebell carpets of Devon

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Particularly around Dartmouth. This is the 'Old Quay'. I used to live just behind the position of this photo. It was used in filming the TV series the Onidin Line.

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looking down towards the sea and 'Gallants Bower'

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A wonderful place for wild flowers of all types but truly magical in Spring.

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Once a hill fort it has stunning views up the river Dart.

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and out to sea

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And as said the setting of the most beautiful display of bluebells that I know of.

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I have many happy memories of walking here and hope you enjoyed sharing them.

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