Roses, Roses, Roses

Photographs are a selection of roses from my garden – looking absolutely beautiful.

Words by ― Arthur Conan Doyle, from The Naval Treaty

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“What a lovely thing a rose is!… Our highest assurance of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers.

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All other things, our powers, our desires, our food are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance.

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But this rose is an extra. Its smell and color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it.

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It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.”

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― Arthur Conan DoyleThe Naval Treaty

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Friday Flowers

At last the anemones are in flower.  These are rogue flowers that appeared a few years in a discarded plant pot by my kitchen door.  I did think they were not going to appear this year but only a little late they are now flowering happily.  They are such an intense blue, they verge on being violet.

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Friday Flowers

My blogger/Twitter pal Liz over at Gwirrel’s Garden publishes a lovely post on Fridays called “Friday Flowers”.   Her photographs are exquisite and she has been a great source of inspiration to me over the years.

I pottered in the garden this afternoon, with camera in my hand and sun on my back looking for the ideal photos for my contribution to Friday Flowers.  We have had some wonderful warm days, and everything is shedding its winter sleep and bursting into flower.   This means, at long last, the daffodils which usually are in flower March and April and now are blooming in all their glory.   I have lost some which are being eaten by snails but most are happy to bring sunshine into the garden.

There may be some purists out there who believe daffodils should be the standard bright yellow trumpet daffodil, the William Wordsworth, “I wandered lonely as a cloud” variety.  However, I like the multi-headed double varieties and have a very pretty one in the front garden.  It always reminds me of poached eggs.

So without further ado, here are my poached egg multi-headed daffodils.

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With good weather forecasted for the weekend, why not find your local daffodil displays to visit courtesy of the NGS Garden Scheme.

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