|Poor lonely No. 43! Maaamaaa.|
The hedgerows in the lanes are filled with wonderful spring flowers. The snowdrops have given way to daffodils which are just beginning to look a little tired in places, primroses, aconites, and clumps of violets - if you look carefully.
|Sweet little bunch of violets - image borrowed|
Today I found a tiny clump of violets which are scented! The reward for my persistence, I guess.
|Borrowed image of an old-fashioned violet seller|
|Lily of the Valley - borrowed image - as mine are not yet in flower.|
Lily of the Valley was my mother's favourite flower, she died 16 years ago and it has been my personal mission to grow some in memory of her. All those years of disappointment have been swept away by seeing those six or seven spikes and tiny flower buds.
George is going to put a temporary, protective cage around them - I don't want clumsy dragons, or the Gruffalo trampling them. I have my fingers crossed that these will naturalise and be happy, but I'll get some more planted and keep on trying.