...I hope that they brighten your mood in the same way that they have brightened mine. I can see these from my kitchen window. I love-love-love my camillia - it's colour, its neat cupped structure and its glossy green leaves.
Oh and speaking of things that are uplifting, do you think that this might be a sign that my tree peony might flower for the first time ever this year?
I really hope so! I have had this plant for around 6 years, possibly more? It was a gift from my mother. Every year it has grown in size and got more leafy but it has never flowered. This is the first year that it has budded. 6 years is a long time, in a small garden, to wait to see how a plant will flower, so I very much hope that it will flower this year. I will feel so disappointed if these buds turn out to be blind.
Any suggestions on what I might do to encourage it to flower healthily? Ignore it or give it a feed of something specific?
Okay enough - back to the drudgery of the work document that I am trying to complete this weekend.