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Sunday, 14 February 2010
Valentine's Day look at the garden
Happy Valenitne's Day :-)
We tend to ignore the day itself, as it is over-commercialised to such an extent. Hence David is busy removing the manhole cover which broke my wrist a couple of weeks ago, to send it for re-training reduce its height so that when we lay the gravel on the patio it won't be jutting up too much.
He thoughtfully arranged with nature's gardener to have a couple of snowdrops show their shy heads for me, in lieu of a bunch of flowers. So much nicer!
The blossom will soon be out on the Skimmia, too. Lovely white flowers, currently protected by reddish-pink sepals in sweet little bunches.
The forsythia won't be too far behind - the buds are swelling, and soon those brown twigs will be covered in glorious sunny blooms. So pretty because the leaves follow the flowers, so don't obscure them.