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3 Let the Sun Shine


What a difference a couple of days of mild weather makes. On Sunday the garden was grey and damp immediatly after the snow melt. Monday was bright and dry and today we have had sunshine and it has felt warm. Warm not only to me but to the bulbs in the garden as well. Most prolific are the snowdrops, of course.

Crocus are also coming out en-mass and bring a big splash of colour to the garden.

Crocus ‘Goldilocks’

Crocus tommasinianus

The dwarf bulbous iris are also coming and I found this hepatica under a tree.

Iris reticulata ‘George’

Hepatica noblis’

Long may the sun shine!!!!

Pip looking on!

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Certainly heading to the spring in your garden,is Pip the supervisor..

17 Feb, 2009


Fantastic photos.
I especially like the picture of crocus by the stone trough :o)

17 Feb, 2009


Pip is definitely a bushy tailed sidewalk superintendent an absolute thugette of a Siamese! We love her and her mum dearly though they do cause problems in the garden at times.


17 Feb, 2009


Well Bulby and Moony...........the photos certainly show spring is bursting forth....and Pips just sitting . watching it roll on in there................

17 Feb, 2009


You have an unusual cat. Nice crocuses too. I always enjoy the first bulbs.

17 Feb, 2009


Great photos..particularly like the crocus cheery !

17 Feb, 2009


Lovely photos and lovely bulbs. I like the crocuses by the stone trough. They look very pretty. I also really like the Iris reticulata ‘George’. That's a beautiful colour.
Hello to Pip. He is doing a marvellous supervisory job.

18 Feb, 2009


Hmm, 'stone trough' eh? I am pleased that you think it is stone. In actual fact it is a polystyrene salmon box that we have made into a 'stone' trough.
Whilst the Scottish Rock Garden Club (SRGC) did not invent the fish box trough several members have done a lot of work to develope this idea into an art form and some of us actualy do demonstrations to clubs and groups.
Maybe I could put some pictures together and make a demo blog in a week or two?

18 Feb, 2009


The crocus look lovely pushing through the stones. A good setting for them. I love the iris Reticulata. As soon as I plant them, the mice eat them and the snow drops!

18 Feb, 2009


We have Iris "George", too, which is about to bloom. It's a fantastic shade of purple.

2 Mar, 2009

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