Tue 15 Sep 2009
It seems I was a bit previous calling my last post ‘Autumn’! We are now into summer again.
The cats are happy, the fuschia is humming with bees, the hebes are alive with butterflies and the sea has a mid-summer haze to it.
On a day spent shopping off the island yesterday – shopping for spring bulbs – two things caught my eye. This beautiful ship moored in Bantry Bay.
The Training Ship Danmark
Then coming home through Glengarrif this house made me stop. What is it about certain colour combinations that make you smile and feel comfortable? This one is stunning, as are the blue and yellow of bluebells and primroses, the pink and blue of a red-sky-at-night, the edible shades of rhubarb and custard and the crispness of navy and scarlet. Yummy!
And today I shall be deciding where to put all those bulbs. It’s a task as pleasurable as matching fabrics, one of those garden treats of imagining todays planting in six months time. I have pink and white aliums, pale Pheasant’s Eye narcissus and dwarf yellow tete a tete daffodils. And then there’s the ten blue hydrangeas waiting to be planted and a ground covering of baby alchemillas which have to be collected from around the garden and planted where I want them, not to mention the salad beds which need clearing, the hedges that need trimming and the broad beans which have to be planted. Think I’d better get on with it before autumn really does set in!!