Sunday, 17 April 2011

Emergent

All sorts of green and growing things are emerging, just showing their heads above ground. 

Sunflower seedlings in the greenhouse, promising a bounty of blue skies and seeds and yellowness.


A self-sown foxglove, nestling in the protective shadow of Lamium maculatum, first cousin to a nettle, but quiet, unassuming, and quite harmless. 


And soapwort - commonly known as Bouncing Bess. I should love you but I don't, your habits are too pushy and even the pale pink flowers going on into August when all else is looking dry and sad are not enough to atone for your invasive nature.


I think that I might be peeping over the parapet as well. The sunshine and spring bring all sorts of living things out of their hidden caves.

26 comments:

Karen L R said...

Pomona! So lovely to have you back! I've missed you!
xoxo

VintageVicki said...

Well hello there stranger :)

Lovely to see you posting again :)

pigeon pease said...

Great your back.

Lovely to see spring has sprung.

lynn x

Miss Holly said...

I will add how nice it is to see your site pop up on the screen!!! Everything looks so lovely....it is such a heavenly time of year! Miracles all around us ....Happy day!

Serenata said...

So lovely to see you 'back', I had been worried about you. Lots of plants are emerging, the wonder of spring.

Cottage Garden said...

Wonderful to see that you have peeped over the parapet Pomona. I have missed you too!

Jeanne
x

Floss said...

Welcome into the sunshine! How lovely it was to see your post on my bloglist...

JuliaB said...

OOh! hello! I am still planting the seeds you sent me a while ago - and tending to their daughters, and was thinking about you just the other day! Nice to see you again :)

Elizabethd said...

Hello!!
Soapwort...oh dear! I grew it once, and could never get rid of it. It's pretty but so invasive.

pebbledash said...

So lovely to see you peeping over the parapet. Welcome!

harmony and rosie said...

My goodness, so very good to see you. It's been so long.

Kate x

marigold jam said...

Wonderful to see you back - have missed you and often wondered how you were. Hope to see more of you again now.

Jane x

Louise said...

Great to see you back! Your seedlings are way ahead of mine. Panic stations are just beginning to set in! Every year I give foxgloves every encouragement to self-seed all over my garden. x

andamento said...

Hello! Very nice to see you back again. I assumed you'd just had enough of this blogging malarky...

Poshyarns said...

Hello, it's lovely to see you posting again.

silverpebble said...

Welcome back Pomona! Hope you're back to stay.

Callies Cottage said...

With the sun also emerges a long missed blogger!
Wishing you a WONDERFUL Easter.
Warmeat Wishes,
Callie x

Bobo Bun said...

Just like everyone else I'm pleased to see you back. Have thought of you and hoped all ok. I've always enjoyed popping in here to hear your wisdoms, humour and snippets of life.

X

Lola Nova said...

Oh hello lovely! I echo all that has already been said, so nice to see your post! It is also wonderful to see the green growing things popping up.

bad penny said...

Oh my goodness - hello !
Sadly Ernest went AWOL after one homestay & I've never heard from him again. Sad, as he was having such a great time.

Lovely to see you back in Blogland xx

Jennifer Montero said...

Hurrah!! So glad to have you back. New green shoots are sprouting indeed.

Menopausal musing said...

HELLO! :o)))))))))))))))))))))

Michela said...

Last sentence says all!
xxx

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

How perfectly delightful to greet your return.
Everything looks so green and Springlike there... here we're still getting snow. (yes you read that right) Oh well it shall come in time.
Welcome back and I'm glad to read all is well.
Susan x

Cathy said...

Nice to see you back again Pomona. Spring is a time of fresh starts for us all including mother nature. I love the almost lime green of the leaves and the wonderful colours of all the lilacs, magnolia, bluebells and forgetmenots. I could go on forever but I won't...haha. We have a garden full of foxgloves - all self-sown. I love them.

Indigo Blue said...

Hi,
I have often popped over and wondered where you were over the months,so I got quite worked up when you appeared on my followers list as having added a post. Just needed to find this particular post. Great to have you back.
Happy Easter.
xx

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