Strelitzia in Flower!

Our new Strelitzia, or Bird of Paradise, flowering in August in Trewartha, Cornwall.  It grows in a large container and seems to like it outside in the summer.  I'll put it in the greenhouse over winter in case we get some hard frosts, which are uncommon but possible!

Strelitzia in flower, Trewartha, Cornwall 2017

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Agapanthus and Gaura

A great combination of Agapanthus (Nile Lily) and Gaura braving the salt air and sometimes windy conditions in St Mawes.  I like the way the different colours and shapes of the plants complement each other.

St Mawes, July 2017

Created On  20 Jul 2017 18:04  -  Permalink

Veryan Pond in Late Spring

Our nearest village is Veryan, which has a lovely natural pond.  I thought it was looking particularly good in late spring.

Veryan Pond, Veryan, Cornwall, May 2017

Created On  13 May 2017 18:35  -  Permalink

Spring Flowers

Tempted out of the office by the weather, some nice coffee (thanks Tatams) and a great view.

Portscatho, 26h April 2017
Created On  26 Apr 2017 19:41  -  Permalink

PlantGenesis at the Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show 1st & 2nd April 2017

We thought we would come and meet our customers after more than five year of trading!   And decided on the brilliant Spring Flower Show in Boconnoc, Cornwall.  We were lucky to have mostly sunny and dry weather, especially on the Sunday.  It was great to meet you all and thanks for your support at the show.  See you again 7th & 8th April 2018.

PlantGenesis at the CGS Spring Flower Show 2017
Created On  1 Apr 2017 18:51  -  Permalink

St Mawes in Deep Winter

Thursday 19th January 2017 and St Mawes is glorious.  We went for a visit to the Bank (yes, there is a still a branch of Barclays Bank there) and stayed a while to enjoy the sunshine.

Had to linger for a coffee and bun at the St Mawes Bakery in the harbour.  Definately worth a visit.  The food is super-fresh and authentic Cornish (with real Saffron in the Saffron Buns).  I forgot to take a photo so this one comes from Trip Advisor.

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Our Dog Sandy has a great run on Carne Beach.

More of the lovely Carne Beach with Nare Head.

Created On  21 Jan 2017 13:14  -  Permalink