The garden awakes from it’s winter slumber with welcome
colour, fragrance and sound,
young leaves unfurling on mature oak tree boughs and an
occasional striped bumblebee to be found,
a country walled garden with climbing, rambling and shrub roses
in ruby red, cream and white,
some with tight buds, others in full bloom with pure fragrance
floating on a summer’s eves twilight.
The lemon flowers and rich green leaves of woodland primroses
line the curving garden path,
cream and Wedgewood blue hyacinths bloom with a delicate
perfume under a stone bird bath,
the striking colour of flowering delphiniums with luxuriant spikes
of amethyst and royal blue,
the garden’s colours changing from vibrant to shadowed as sun
and transient clouds pass through.
Tall yellow hollyhocks sway in light wind, underneath are wild
tissue paper poppies in scarlet red,
the colourful blooms of begonias, antirrhinums, petunias and
pansies in an immaculate summer flowerbed,
the fluttering dance of admiral and peacock butterflies feeding
on powder white buddleia fronds,
reminiscent of Monet, white and blush pink waterlilies float
serenely on a dark reflective garden pond.
A glorious late flowering standard fushia with it’s profusion of
pendant fuchsia pink and white bells,
a vivid orange calendula unfurls petals to early morning sunshine,
a beautiful day it foretells,
whether a city balcony or rambling cottage garden, immaculate or
wild, all that you loved so dear,
when I look out of a window at a flower garden in bloom,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.
Beloved Mother Jane Farthing 1929 -2017
© Poppyland Poet
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