I feel as though I blinked and there flashed by April ..... I don't know about you but I think we were rather blessed with some fine weather after such a long and wet winter. The garden is waking up with splashes of colour here and there and I've tasted the first crop of rhubarb .... Delia's Rhubarb Brulee recipe highly recommended
I have no idea what this is called because the label has long since blown away but at this time of year it blooms with these clusters of yellow bell type flowers
Pieris Forest Flame
my early Clematis just waiting to pop
and on my visit to Barton Watermill this week I spotted a lovely plant growing outside and was delighted to find one for sale in the garden centre ..... a blue Clematis called Blue Dancer
and in anticipation of a glorious warm summer this little lady went to the salon for her first groom .... she was so well behaved and looks gorgeous
I've had a brief respite from childcare for a few hours this afternoon and managed to finish another patchwork quilt ... this one is a mix of Laura Ashley polkadot and gingham with a splash of Cath Kidston classic rose ... I have some more squares already cut and hope to make some cushion covers over the coming couple of days. The grands are on sleepover tonight so we're going to snuggle down soon with BGT and I'll get my crochet hook out.
Hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday whatever you are doing x