Monday, May 28, 2007

28 May: Later the same day

Staring gloomily out of the front window, I spotted a pale *something* on the dogwood in the border. Its first "flower"!

So I took a photo. Then I wandered round the back garden, discovering that there were several other plants offering some comfort. Alliums like these have been all the rage at Chelsea this year, I hear. (I did watch one of the TV broadcasts from Chelsea, but just to spot the only Chelsea Pensioner I know - he always has at least one pretty girl holding his arm!)

The little apple trees promise good things later in the year -

And by reaching up and taking a picture at arm's length, I've captured the first clematis, on the top of the pergola.

And a sneaky angle makes this border look more interesting than it may be in reality. But the camera never lies, does it?

That's better now - think I'll have another go at that sock; very plain and not at all subversive, this pair. They are yellow, though.


J Cosmo Newbery said...

Subversive socks! Something new has come into my life.

(Gardens, by the way, are an endless source of hope.)

KAZ said...

Is that Donovan yellow or more the Coldplay shade?
I remember my amazement when I discovered that allium was onion.

Murph said...

I see you've reached the dogwood stage, stitch.

We know a song about that...

Oh! The Dogwood Stage is a-rollin' on over the plains,
With the curtains flappin' and the driver slappin' the reins.
Beautiful sky! A wonderful day!
Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!

Oh! The Dogwood Stage is a-headin' on over the hills,
Where the Injun arrows are thicker than porcupine quills.
Dangerous land! No time to delay!
So, Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!

We're headin' straight for town, loaded down, with a fancy cargo,
Care of Wells and Fargo, Illinois - Boy!

Lucy said...

Doris Day!
Those alliums are just sumptuous.
I missed your 'Allo 'Allo reference, I'm afraid; Tom's the 'Allo 'Allo fan around here, and I've just asked him and he can't remember, we know it was the something Madonna and her assets, but the rest eludes us. Off to google it now!

stitchwort said...

Hello j cosmo - nothing much interesting going on here, I'm afraid; unless, of course, you care about the intricacies of short row shaping on toe-up socks.
And the odd snap, mostly of my back garden.

kaz - could be The Yellow Book - patchy and a bit murky in places.

murph - isn't the dogwood stage part of the training to fetch sticks?

Ah, Doris! Children's Favourites, and Two Way Family ones on Sunday.
Do you remember who recorded The Laughing Policeman?

lucy, I remember it as the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies, but I was only pissing by the door...

Granny J said...

My most favorite of garden alliums (allia?) is the chive. When I remember, I buy a six pack of chive plants at the nursery and tuck them in here and there in my garden pots.