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Nearly Spring

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Four days of warmth and the garden has transformed things in the garden look a bit tatty around the edges some crocus have been in bud for ages being drawn gradually taller so when the sun came out they fell over ,others in the garden have spent ages pushing up through wet leaves and look forced and bleached ,
but I am pleased to see them whatever.


My eyes are blurring up so will stop here I like Harvingtons yellow pity it is not more yellow they seem variable so not sure if they are micro prop,it would explain it .
anyway enjoy.

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At last! It feels like we are on the downhill stretch! :) Love your hepaticas and Hellebores...well all of it Brian.

17 Feb, 2017

 

I too am pleased to see so many spring flowers from your garden. The hellebores are really special and the hepaticas are such pretty colours.
There are many parts of our garden that still look fast asleep but I too can get such a lot of pleasure from the little patches of Spring colour.

17 Feb, 2017

 

Your garden really is showing that Spring is nearly here.
Good to see colour again.

18 Feb, 2017

 

Oh yes its a lovely time of the year and seeing all the flowers in your garden is a delight as always, its slow going here but we are getting there, thankyou for sharing yours Brian....

18 Feb, 2017

 

Loved this blog Brian....Beautiful Spring planting..

18 Feb, 2017

 

lovely blog Brian. My crocus are suffering the same fate as yours too, but the leaves are inevitable.
love the hepaticas the most, not noticed any of the nobilis putting out any signs so I hope I haven't lost them. the H transalvatica is in lots of leaf so I know that ones around and doing well.

18 Feb, 2017

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Seaburngirl
The hepatica is under cover no sign of buds on ones outside yet
The blue harvington hepatica makes a lovely bloom but the whole plant is very large and somewhat straggly producing but a handful of flowers ,think I might plant a division out the garden and see if it performs better
Just realised the correct name is Harvington Beauty (not blue)

18 Feb, 2017

 

ah that explains it then. I keep forgetting that you have some under glass. :o)

18 Feb, 2017

 

All lovely - a real tonic.

18 Feb, 2017

 

A delectable selection of goodies from your garden..... spring must be here!!

18 Feb, 2017

 

Sheer magic Brian - so much colour - and variety - our garden is beginning to wake up with something new happening everyday - something has eaten the petals on some of the primulas - I think it is the sparrows - but I love them too - take care - Jane

19 Feb, 2017

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Jane damage in the garden seems inevitable if you share it with anything else i noticed a strong polyanthus stem snapped off this afternoon that no doubt is my furry monster there are a few pink shredded camellia buds on the ground thats squirrel and plenty of holes by badger or fox.
Hey Ho
lol

19 Feb, 2017

 

All you photos are lovely It is great to see and smell spring in the air. I am sure you will get over the damage your furry monster has done. I do wish I had that problem I don't think I have ever seen Badgers in the wild, some day I might get that treat

21 Feb, 2017

 

There are badgers all around us and I have only seen one once! A youngster fell into a cold frame and had difficulties getting out. I heard this "muttering/swearing" and thought it was my OH!!

21 Feb, 2017

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Johnjoe
presumably they are not as plentiful in the emerald isle they move through my garden for maybe a couple of weeks then change direction and I don't see or hear them for a while.
you can tell when they intend to return they dig out a communal toilet in the garden the whole family use it each night for about a week then they fill the hole back in again,it is usually quite large about a 12in across.just thought you might like to know .I am a expert on poo .lol
Jamie and Badger poo is another story .

21 Feb, 2017

 

Yes. Nice to see the spring bulbs emerging......although, much later this year than last . You have some very nice plants Brian. We went to RHS Wisley today really enjoyed the alpine houses.

21 Feb, 2017

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Bjs
 

thanks Paul
I used to visit quite often usually combining it with a flower show in the area no longer keen on driving so that distance from Bristol is unfortunately a non starter.

22 Feb, 2017

 

I'm afraid I'm not all that keen on Wisley but I l do like the glasshouse and alpines.

22 Feb, 2017

 

I am jealous. we still have lots of snow and ice. March will be maybe a snowdrop...What a difference in climate. Your pics are so happy and I am happy for all of you getting your blooms so early. And what luscious ones too. Great blog, thanks for putting it together.

22 Feb, 2017

 

Great to see signs of spring and the promise of things to come.

23 Feb, 2017

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