twelve months

It is just over a year since the creation of cannonhill chronicles. I have had so much enjoyment sharing our lives and re-living our experiences and it never ceases to amaze me how many corners of the world this simple little blog reaches. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by, you are my inspiration.

One of my early posts introduced you to my spring garden. After a long, cold, wet winter, I had forgotten how beautiful and renewing spring can be. The days are warming, the sun is shining and the evenings are longer. The daffodils are in decline

1-daffodil

but there’s no stopping the lilies

2-lilies

and irises.

The crocuses are appearing in places new

as are the clivea

9-clivea

and Queens tears.

10-queens-tears

The orchids haven’t disappointed this year.

The bees are enjoying the diosma

13-diosma

and the waratah is in full bloom.

The first rhododendron has flowered

17-rhododendron

and nearby was my greatest surprise. The previous owners had planted a camellia in a very narrow bed against a shed wall. Rather than risk transplanting, I espaliered it a few years ago. Although it has thrived, it has never blossomed….until now.

18-white-camellia

Just the one so far but it is perfect.

8 thoughts on “twelve months

  1. Whenever I see a new cannonhill chronicle blog sitting in my inbox I look forward to reading the latest instalment. Congratulations on your 1st birthday! The camellia is gorgeous, no doubt the tulips at Table Cape are in full bloom now!

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