Six on Saturday | Orchard flowers

Six on Saturday is hosted by the lovely Jon, AKA ‘The Propagator’ where you find links to many more wonderful garden enthusiasts from all over the world who share six things from a garden on a Saturday. I usually join in from my garden in Cornwall which is recorded on my Cornwall blog, naturally. But this week I shall be travelling home after a week away from the county, the first time in almost a year!

So what better way to re-open my garden blog (which has been dormant for 18 months) than a visit to the lovely orchard in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey where tree blossom and wild flowers were a heady delight. The scent of cow parsley and hawthorn drifted through the air which was alive with the music from a choir of songbirds.

Hawthorn blossom

“Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, you decide. Join in!”

See here for the participant’s guide.

Six on Saturday

Most Popular Posts of 2019

 

Last year I did a post about the statistics on my blogs in lieu of the report that WordPress used to send us all at the end of the year so I have had a look at this year’s results. This flower blog has not really been very well visited this year, but that may be due to the fact that I only post weekly now as most of my blogging takes place on my Cornwall blog and I haven’t left the county to visit any other gardens. Flowers on Friday was a new theme this year and regularly attracted 50+ views. The Spiky Squares challenge during March was around about the same.

Most views during the last year (2019)

  1. Flowers in Australia #4
  2. Mrs Greville’s Rose Garden
  3. More from Nymans
  4. Flowers on Friday – Anemone coronaria
  5. Last year’s statistics – Things you have liked
  6. Flower of the Month – January
  7. Cornish Wild Flowers in June
  8. About Page
  9. Flowers on Friday – Foxgloves
  10. Spiky Squares #4 and Flowers on Friday – Helenium

Most of my garden visits tend to be within the county of Cornwall at the moment so they appear on the other blog. I might start doing more macros of flowers and nature which I will post on here, but for now this site will be hibernating until springtime. I thank all of you lovely fellow bloggers who take the time to look at my photos for your visits and especially those of you who comment, it is always nice to know what you are thinking and to have a chat. I wish you all a happy, healthy and nature-filled year ahead.

Festival of Leaves #13

copper beech in the lane

A final look at these lovely trees, which have provided me with a splash of brightness in these dull days of late autumn. And I shall take this opportunity to wish everyone a lovely festive season, celebrating whichever way you choose to and thank you for visiting my blog(s) during the year. I appreciate each and every one of your visits, likes and especially comments. Thank you.

Jude xx

 

Festival of Leaves #12

copper beech in the lane

It’s wet and it’s dull, but along the lane next to the little woodland on Lelant Downs, there is still some brightness. Though more and more of these lovely leaves are lining the edge of the lane along with oak, maple and sycamore (header).

This is the last week for celebrating the colours of autumn with the  Festival of Leaves 2019 hosted by Dawn Miller. But I have another photo for next week to finish off the autumn season.

Festival of Leaves #8

Boer war memorial – morrab gardens, Penzance

The war memorial to honour eight men from Penzance who lost their lives during the Boer War was erected in Morrab Gardens in 1904. The memorial takes the form of a life-size statue of a volunteer soldier in khaki, wearing a Baden-Powell hat, and leaning on the butt end of a rifle. His head is bowed.

If you want to join in with celebrating the colours of autumn then take part in the Festival of Leaves 2019 hosted by Dawn Miller.