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One day of sunshine.


By waddy


The past week, has been awful, as it has for most people, but on the one day of sunshine which we had (Sunday) my little granddaughter was christened.
Despite the cold wind the sun made such a welcome change after the cold, wet dismal weather we’d been having.
A fantastic day was had by all concerned.
Now I’m praying for the sun to shine again so I can get out into the garden and dig up the Spanish Bluebells we’ve inherited from the previous owners.

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So pleased the sun was shining for her special day, bless her a picture in her lovely gown..
If your getting as much rain as us your bluebells will be floating away, lol, we all need our wellies out now....

19 Apr, 2012


Thanks Lincslass yes she did look lovely, but then I'm a bit biased!
If only that were true. Digging them out is going to be a heck of a job. I hadn't realised last year that they weren't native, so they've increased even more!

19 Apr, 2012


Bluebells do Waddy are you sure they are not native bluebells mine are out of our wood and someone told me they were Spanish I do not think so as the bluebells were in the wood for years and years, it is an ancient Oak wood so I presume they have been naturalising in there for at least 100 years or more. How do you know they are Spanish bluebells I do not know how you tell them from ours.

19 Apr, 2012


Hi Olive,
I looked it up on the RHS website. Native bluebells tend to have their blooms on one side of the stem, thereby giving the characteristic curve to the stem. Spanish ones on the other hand, have blooms on both sides and are more upright. Also native bluebells prefer dappled shade, as in woodland. Spanish ones grow in more open ground.
What worried me most was the fact that the site went on to say that the Spanish ones should be treated as an invasive weed, not to compost them, but to burn or binliner them.

19 Apr, 2012


I like bluebells when I see them in masses in the woods. A few appear in my garden although I never planted them. And a few similarities if I may say so. I too have a grand daughter (our first one) to be Christened in early July. I hope the weather will also be kind to us, as Christening is a big event in our culture and a dozen of my relatives are flying to London for the occasion. We do need a sunny weather as a reception afterwards will be held in a mansion with it's own beautiful landscaped park.
Apparently my granddaughter has three grand parents teachers. Two from one side and one from the other side. Not me!!

19 Apr, 2012


Thanks Waddy will go and look think though they are the English ones they seem to bend quite a lot these here. lol. Bit like me when the weather is not too good very stooping. lol. It is brightening a little as I write, fingers crossed for a better day tomorrow. lol.

19 Apr, 2012


Lovely photo :o)

19 Apr, 2012


What a lovely little girl, i bet you are spoil her now hehe

20 Apr, 2012

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