Spring has sprung at last! We have seen the crocuses, snowdrops, primroses and daffodils lift their heads, now the tulips are starting to grow too.

Flora

The Old Parsonage

Flora and fauna are popping up everywhere. The bluebells and wild garlic have started their journey. All around us here in Forrabury and down in the village, the daffodils and primroses are lining the footpaths and roads. They’re even popping their heads up in the churchyard across the road from us.

Forrabury Church
Wild garlic

Greenhouse fun

This is the time where I enjoy sowing seeds. Tomatoes, cucumber and leeks will be ready for our consumption later in the year. I am getting a bit braver, having been given a beautiful box of seeds for my birthday from my children. I’ve sown sweetcorn, aubergine and beetroot too. Who knows, I may have some success there! Jon has been busy and has made some staging for the greenhouse, which has helped enormously with the seed sowing process.

Places to visit

The Cornwall Gardening Society are holding a summer flower show this year from 16th until 18th July at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge which is around 40 minutes by car from us. http://cornwallgardensociety.org.uk/

Lanhydrock is a beautiful Victorian house with extensive gardens owned by the National Trust. Their bluebell displays are delightful and well worth a visit in May. Lanhydrock is around 45 minutes from our driveway.

You can also find bluebells and wild garlic growing alongside the Bude canal during May. This is a very pleasant, fairly flat walk and you can park in Bude and stroll along up to The Weir café at the other end of the canal. https://weir-restaurant-bude.co.uk/

Finally

I’ll leave you with a verse from one of my dad’s favourite songs sung by Lonnie Donegan & written by Lee Hays / Fran Moseley

Seven golden daffodils
Gleaming in the sun
To light the way of evening
When day is done”.