The blackthorn hedge may be spiky and vicious but isn't this blossom beautiful? Another reason I am happy to see the blossom is the thought of all those wonderful sloes in autumn and the delights of making sloe gin ready for Christmas gifts.
|Blackthorn Blossom (become Sloes, in autumn)|
|A Surprise Flower in the Garden, pink, blue and lilac all on one tiny stem|
I don't mind surprises like this one!
|Honeysuckle Leaves Drenched with Moisture|
|Can you see the spider?|
|I love the collection of droplets clinging to this plant|
|Drenched, but beautiful, these flowers were found in a forgotten flowerpot|
they survived the winter and are doing their own thing.
The delays? George is suffering from a trapped sciatic nerve, so the polytunnel won't be completed for a while. He has had this before; he suffered badly for a few days and then it cleared up and he was mobile again...
... otherwise he'll be off to the chiropractor whether he likes it or not.