Welcome to my wonderful world of flowers , plants and nature and everything in between 😁🌟👍💚
I love plants. I’d go as far to say , when I go searching for plants at the local Nurseries, I’m like a kid in a sweet shop! 😁. I usually have an idea what looking for but more often than not I come away with extra delights.🌺💚🌺.
I love my perennials , flowering shrubs . I’m not a heather man , although they look amazing in the Cumbrian hills and as my memory unfolds into my childhood memories of the wilds of Isle of Man . I can remember as a kid visiting the island with my Mum and her latest Boyfriend at the time . 🐾 My Brother and I had some fun times in the different places we visited with Mum and Bob. We also had our very first taste of a local delicacy whilst wild cooking on an ol’ camping stove Bob had in the boot of his car. I guess he must of had this planned , maybe..?! .Or maybe it’s a case of “JIC “. ( Just in Case ) .
He cooked some Queenies on a stove . They are also called ’Queen Scallops’. I remember them being cooked sizzling away in butter , Oow I can smell the sweetness even now.. they were scrumptious.
Bob had bought them earlier in the day from the harbour in Douglas. I believe They are also known as the Manx National Dish ! .🐾 Staying in a bed and breakfast on the Douglas Promenade. They where quite some golden memories being made as we stayed at a quaint place called Bella Vista . All making to be part of our adventure.
So my Mum’s boyfriend Bob injected a little life and interest into our lives for a short while. He was great . He was a scouser and he had a little kiosk on the Dock road in Liverpool. I remember him having had a Ford Capri (1970’s model). I am talking the 1970’s anyway!🤣. It was a metallic blueish colour his car and I kinda liked it! . I’m sure if he did, as I don’t think he kept it long !. I just can’t remember if it had square headlights or twin round ones. It had a vinyl roof though. Does that help you in any way?!
✳️Edited Monday 25th January 2021
Getting back to plants . Isn’t it funny how we remember things or a certain aspect of your life in the present day triggers fond memories. ? . I’m more open these days , so lots of stuff is bobbing along in of my mind . Hmm .. sometimes I wonder whether that’s a good thing!🤣.
Anyway back to my plants…. Do you love them as much as me ?
They come in all varieties , colours , with flowers, with berries, deciduous or non deciduous , all shapes and sizes. All adding interest throughout the year .
💚What about the wildlife that’s attracted to your garden because of the plants you’ve planted in your own green paradise. I personally have the added pleasure of Mr Wren bobbing in and out plants and the dainty elegance of the Long tailed tits. What cracking little birds they are. Mr wren making up to six nests during the breeding season, a busy little life hey ?! . The elegance of the many magical flocks of Goldfinches and Blue Tits that visit my garden is a picture image second to non.
I love watching the long tailed tit with its pretty pinkish , black and white plumage and striking long tail. The elegant little bird flicking around as they hang upside down . They love searching for spiders and insects moving from trig to trig in my Betula Pendula ‘Youngii’ ~Youngs Weeping silver Birch to you and I.👍
💚Have you noticed that you never see a Long Tailed Tit on its own?, they seem to be always in small groups of family members. They and all our frequent little feathered friends make our gardens come to life during these winter months or any month come to think of it!. Feed them well and they’ll give you a display to remember. Please make sure you clean the feeders regularly , as to keep diseases at bay. Do this and you’ll have joy in your gardens day in day out. . Sheer bliss. I must admit I’m a little envious of my friend Stewart . His garden is like a Multi coloured collection of flights of fancy. He has everything calling and lining up on his bird feeders. Like all the Finches including Bull finches ( very envious ) all the Tits , Siskin’s , woodpeckers, nuthatches, wood pigeons , magpies, jackdaws, a moorhen on the floor and swooping sparrow hawks.
So the challenge is on to attract as many birds as possible this year. ! 💚✳️🌟.
🌺Mind you Stewart lives in the countryside . Oow I bet he’s not had the pleasure of a Yellowhammer ! , haha neither have I but I’ve seen one when I use to keep chickens on a spare piece of land i use to use. I have had a tiny exhausted Gold Crest . Beautiful.
💚Looking and Wondering about the little wonders and hidden gems and dormant seeds, corms . I’m wondering whether it’s too early in the year to be thinking about this!? , Hey it keeps my going.! . Secretly wishing for our gardens to leap forward into their magnificent selves, splashes of colours and greens of every shade. Waiting for the many spring and summer bulbs to flourish. Oh what joy is coming. The gracious Agapanthus for one named plant I look forward to. With their strong green stems reaching for the skies , vibrantly pushing forth to explode with their vibrant purply blues or striking white blooms . One such variety called “ FireWorks” , a pretty little flower.
I love flowers. Especially Rudbeckia “ Goldstrum” . Give me a flower of any type and I’m in Heaven. 🌺🌟🥰.
💚Another favourite is the Nerine another South African plant.Which flowers later in the year , Autumn time. I’m always longing to see it flower.
Here’s the Nerine .
This photograph was taken a couple Autumns ago. Flowering September to November depending on the weather. Don’t you agree it’s got the WOW factor especially for Autumn ! 💓💚.
My ever growing list of glorious flowers is so big to mention. Erm..well .. there might be a few flowers that don’t hit my favourites list but like in everything in life there’s always a down side😂.
If you like flowers, like me , don’t They just make us Happy ? Make us feel like you want to smile 😊. A few more flowers here before we go into even more luscious moments.
💜Moving on and wishing you have an interesting time in your garden once the rain has gone. I thank you again for reading.
I have just deleted a few paragraphs and added a little story from my childhood as thought it best. I’m still learning as I go along , I guess. So please don’t hold it against me . 🙏🏻😘. Trying to Keep it simple. I think sometimes I can try too hard . I’m going to try to just go with the flow in the future. But not get to carried away 🤣.
🌟I’m Totally relaxing with you , I’m finding my peace. I’ve just started Meditating and it’s a good way to Chillaxe 😇. . Even if it’s just learning to take a few deep breath’s in mine and your day.
💜I think it’s time to go now.. Leave you in peace.
Time to lighten up,
Learn to Chill and Meditate.
Enjoy nature 💚✳️.
From my heart to yours
Positively Adrian ⭐️🙏🏻
Edited etc 🐾 23/0121 😁👌⭐️ 25th January 21.
⭐️All words written in my own experiences ⭐️