Thursday, April 19, 2012

8 metres in height .

Another day of chill winds and April showers . Apart from a trip to the bakers Wilf opts to spend most of his day in the kitchen where ' the font ' is making a blood orange cake .

Outside , Angus is planting a blue garden . There used to be a huge Ceanothus in the park facing Buckingham Palace . Thirty feet tall at least . An exotic mass of deepest blue amid the Royal Park Services tulips and daffodils. A haven for bees and butterflies. Four or five years ago it was cut down to the ground. We tried growing something similar in Scotland but the North Sea winds kept the poor thing permanently pruned to a lacklustre three or four feet .

There were two varieties of Ceanothus tree at the garden centre in Toulouse. One dark, the other light. The American Horticultural Society guide to plants say they both grow to 8 metres in height. We'll see.

Wilf wanders off to bed at ten . He sleeps all the way through to seven . The six weekly cycle finished , he's back in his really good place .


  1. Can we have a photo of the blood orange cake please?

  2. Such a perfect choice with your blue shutters. I do love blue gardens.

  3. Gorgeous ceanothe Angus ! That's funny because i just bought one last week, as the weather, here in Brittany, is good for them. Love the colour.
    You have two sorts of them, one creeps on the ground, and the other, yours apparently, will become a little tree.
    Au travail Angus !
    Bisous to my beloved Wilfee, happy to see he is fine.

  4. Good for Wilf. We're with Bertie and Gail. Would love to see the cake.

    Good luck with the Ceanothus tree...we don't have green paws.

    XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Welcome back to your happy place, Wilf. Stay.

  6. Angus, I've not heard of Ceanothus, it's lovely and reminds me of a lilac.

    I hope your day and Wilf's is an enjoyable one, filled with good things like cake!

  7. It does look a lot like a lilac. We have several varieties of them growing here at our house. In any event, it looks beautiful and I'm betting it will be a lovely addition to your garden!

    I'm glad to hear that Wilf is feeling better!

  8. Hopefully once it is in the ground...Wilf will give it a good luck christening with his magic touch, and it will flourish! ;-) {{hugs to Wilf}}

  9. Blue is my favourite colour - next is green ---- bacetti sul nasino del nostro amatissimo Wilfie - love Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri (digging perfect potting holes in the ground....)

  10. I am smiling based on yesterday's and today's post. A good place. Perfect.

  11. the words blood and cake just don't go together for me...
    so in my mind, i am re-naming the fabulous font's cake to
    "special orange cake in honor of wilf."
    simple? yes. delicious? i can only dream... yes!!!
    especially in honor of his first day back to feeling really good again!
    will love to see the progress of the little blue tree. beautiful.
    tammy j

  12. A blue garden is my dream! Where I live now it can only be a fantasy.
    The previous owner of my old house was a master gardener and the garden had three distinct colour changes during it's blooming season. Quite marvelous!

  13. And that, is a grand place to be! I wish I could sleep through the night! I have a purple and blue garden in one of my flower gardens. I just love it. Mind you, we would never be able to plant something as gorgeous as what you have with our bitter Canadian winters. It wouldn't last one winter with our temperatures being what they are. I wish the best for your new blue friend! Keep on going Wilf!

    With love from your Canadian pals,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

  14. Gorgeous blues! Hope Mrs. Font does not do decorative mice on the Blood Orange Cake.

  15. Back in his really good place is just the place we want to see our Wilfee at!

    Cheers and hugs,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  16. one of my favorite friends flowers, it blooms nice and beautiful wolfie ;D

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