Monday, 23 May 2022

Borders Of White


 Almost overnight the lane outside the cottage has been bordered with wild flowers.
Predominately white at the moment but the red valerian is making a comeback in between the cow parsley and the aubretia which has survived some over zealous grass cutting by the council workmen.



The lane is softened by the white drifts of flowers and May into June is the best time for the garden too with eight types of aquilegia lifting the borders into pastels once again.
I got up early today walked the dogs then naughtily went back to bed at 10 am 
I’m now up and around and feel better for the catch up after working the weekend.
Tonight I’m meeting a friend for some historical lesbian drama at Theatre Clwyd
It’s about the famous Ladies Of Llangollen so I suspect there will be no bodice ripping in sight.

41 comments:

  1. The flowers along your walk are gorgeous. You've motivated me to get out to my garden this morning and finish planning my annuals. I like to think my over-full garden brightens up someone's walk.

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  2. Looking forward to your theatre review!

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  3. Barbara Anne2:30 pm

    What lovely flowers decorate the lane for all to enjoy!
    After a weekend of working a 10a nap is welll deserved and am glad you feel the better for it.
    Enjoy your evening out!

    Hugs!

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  4. Well THAT sounds like an intriguing play. Beautiful flowers! Our valerian is going strong as well.

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  5. It's a good year for wild flowers this year, your lane is beautiful. One of our neighbours has a front garden bursting at the seams with them .... or perhaps she was just too lazy to cut her grass!! But either way the bees and the wildlife are loving it.

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    1. I love it when the buddliea blooms and the butterflies visit

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  6. Love the flowers!
    I am hoping some wildflowers I panted at the beginning of Spring pop up later in the Summer.

    XOXO

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    1. They have a will all of heir own, an often pop up in completely arbitrary places

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  7. What a joyful sight on your walk. You must have needed that mid-morning nap. Enjoy the theatre! xx

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    1. I did….perhaps a whole day in bed is in order

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  8. Left to their own devices, wildflowers never seem to let us down.

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  9. How glorious. This is such a perfect time of year in areas like yours. Have a great time at theatre.

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    1. You can’t beat a bit of lesbian angst on a Monday evening

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  10. It is a lovely time of year when growth is fresh and hopeful. By September it is tired and careworn like a hospice nurse who has worked a long weekend.

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    1. Nicely put YP , I’m tired , more more than usual, it seems to be the way post covid now, many people I know have been complaining of lethargy

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  11. I heard my first cuckoo today and stood enjoying the scent of oak moss which I adore x

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  12. Anonymous5:37 pm

    Am going to see Ladies of Llangollen on Thursday.
    Will be interested in what you think - but no spoilers please !

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  13. Snow-in-Summer takes me right back to my childhood home where there was always lots growing over a low wall. I haven't seen any for ages

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    1. A lovely nickname for it , I have never heard it before

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  14. There is nothing like whit e- and especially cow parsley - for enlivening a garden. I always think it is a shame that people view it as a weed.

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  15. veg artist7:14 pm

    We have lots of cow parsley at the woodland end of the garden, and it's allowed to stay, but we have no valerian, which is a shame. It seems to thrive on old stone walls.

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    1. Like mine, but it eventually wrecks the wall it lives on

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  16. How wonderful to walk the dogs with so many beautiful flowers along the way!

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    1. And something I always take for granted

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  17. I think it makes the lane look beautiful

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  18. Traveller11:04 pm

    The parsley is glorious at this time of year

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  19. Ah, a hot date and the bodice ripping will be you in the back row.

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