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What a difference a few weeks makes.

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While I was sitting in the garden enjoying a glass of wine with T it suddenly dawned on me how different the garden can look in just a few short weeks. (I can be a bit slow in the brain department sometimes)(well actually a lot of the time to be honest) It was hard to recall how dull and empty the borders were as now they are filling out with all sorts of growth. This was taken in late February….

There are still a lot of plants to come up but the signs of life are very uplifting. There has already been a lot going on starting with the snowdrops…..

daffs and the primroses soon followed……

The pansies started to flower again…..

Then the beautiful tulips responded to the weather which turned really warm and opened up at a rate of knots….

More plants were emerging almost overnight it seemed and there was always another pleasant surprise waiting for us each morning.


The Aquilegias…

All the blues…

All the pinks….

…… and all the whites…

It is such a pleasure to wander around the garden now and notice all the changes isn’t it. I never thought I would ever have so much to see in our garden. Just need a couple of hours gentle rain through the next 2 or 3 nights………wishfull thinking I am afraid according to the forcast. We haven’t had a drop for over a month now.
Wish I had had the camera ready when T offered to water the garden and turned on the water and the hose turned on him and the water shot up between his legs. I nearly wet myself laughing…
Anyway…. Happy gardening and you just watch that hose………..

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Lol Homebird....that must have been some sight to behold ! Love your pics...so much to see !

1 May, 2011

 

woderful photos - ggod thought with the squares of multiple pics - the dicentra is really spreading for you too - wonderful garden - very very nice

1 May, 2011

 

Thanks Judy..never got the camera when you need it....
Thanks Paul, some of the flowers on the dicentra are getting a bit knocked about as they are branching across the steps now and we have to push them aside to get passed.

1 May, 2011

 

They really do go for it ! Having to replant a few things myself now :D

1 May, 2011

 

Beautiful set of photos :o)

1 May, 2011

 

You're not alone, I woke up the other day to how much has happened already this Spring. Lovely blog, hb.

1 May, 2011

 

what a lovely set of photos ~ a new colour for every page ~ a new surprise for every day!!

1 May, 2011

 

What a shock for T lol but it's made me laugh. Wouldn't if it had been me though lol
Yes it's surprising how fast things grow in the spring :)

1 May, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

lovely blog you have a beautiful garden

1 May, 2011

 

I really like the group picture's you have some super plant's.I like finding what has started to flower it was my Geranium Amy Doncaster today :-)

1 May, 2011

 

Like you Homebird I find it hard to think that a few short weeks back everything was looking so bleak and dreary. Now it seems that almost everyday brings a new surprise, today the first two flowers on my `rebecca`clematis opened fully and what beauties they are. Your garden looks beautifully set out and full of colour.

1 May, 2011

 

I am so pleased you all enjoyed the photo's as I enjoyed having some things to share. It really does lift the spirits to see everything coming up so well. We all deserve a really good summer after the winter we have had to endure. Thank you all for your lovely comments.

2 May, 2011

 

made me laf too homebird ................... lovely pics and hvent you bin cleaver with the collarges , all looks lovely .
am out here every morning with my coffee to see wots up in the garden , no rain here but very windy urggg
blowing all my blossom off !!!

2 May, 2011

 

Yes, same here, very cold wind. It keeps blowing the fleece off the veg plot and the pigeons have their beady eyes on my cabbages........

2 May, 2011

 

oooooooooooo not dun cabages this year ..............

3 May, 2011

 

You have been a bit too busy this year Cristina what with your acting career taking off.........

3 May, 2011

 

Lovely to see so much colour in the garden ... it's about time after that dismal Winter! We had some rain overnight and early morning ... at last! : o ))

7 May, 2011

 

Same here Shirley, the garden was getting desperate. I think it came up country from your area. Thank you. :o))

8 May, 2011

 

The water butt is topped up again ... shame we haven't fixed the second one to it yet! I'll be putting out buckets and containers soon to catch the rain ... lol! Doesn't everything look and smell so much fresher after a downpour? : o )

8 May, 2011

 

The rain really has made a lovely difference. We said we would get another butt to connect to the one we have but haven't got round to it yet. I couldn't believe that we had had enough rain over the past 3 nights to fill it but it's overflowing. I have emptied some out into buckets and watering cans so it can catch the next downpour. :o))

8 May, 2011

 

Ditto! I did the same as you, so if there's another downpour, the butt will top up again! Forecast is dry and sunny down here for the next 3 days . . .

8 May, 2011

 

Same here Shirley, rain all around us but none forecast for us. I had used up the rainwater over 3 weeks ago and I have several plants that really dislike tap water. I am determined not to be caught out again......

8 May, 2011

 

: o )))

8 May, 2011

 

Beautifullly done!!! Would love to have little cross stitch cushions like the colour coordinated collages. And what a variety of flowers and blossoms you have, so early on! I'm afraid, there's still a lot of green in my garden, as the annuals and a few perennials are slowly growing upwards. They'll probably all flower at the same time when I'm away in August;-)

27 May, 2011

 

Another lovely blog H/B and more lovely photos. Well done. :o)))

4 Jun, 2011

 

Hi 1poodle I bet you have loads of colour in your garden now. You are a lot further north than us and the weather hasn't been so kind to you up there.
Thanks Lins.........:o)

6 Jun, 2011

 

Thanks for the kind words, homebird. Was pleased today to come home and see quite a few flowers now. The big red poppies are putting on a show, as well as the geraniums. And the Ceanothus has turned into a huge dark blue cloud, finally. Need to take some pictures, but it's pouring now, which is extremely welcome.

7 Jun, 2011

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