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Spring has well and truly sprung in the gardens...

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It’s been an absolute pleasure to spend the whole day today in the garden. There was very little wind and 99% sunshine. It looks like we will have to put the water sprinkler on tonight though as the earth is cracking in many places. That’s the trouble with a sloping site, it so quickly drains and the surface dries out with the wind. Having said that I am really pleased to see all the plants growing at a rate of knots and filling out the borders. Goodness knows where I am going to put all the perennial plants I have grown from seed this year, just in case the ones in the garden failed to show….. If I hadn’t sown them it’s a cert I would have needed them all. lol. I took a few photo’s as I pottered around doing a bit of weeding but mostly sitting and just looking quite a lot..lol Here are a few of the them.
The clematis in the barrel on the garage roof is just coming into flower. Sadly the smaller evergreen one in with it hasn’t flowered this year.

These pansies are a gorgeous deep blue, the photo doesn’t do it justice really.

This variegated wallflower is coming back well and the scent is lovely too.

The border around the Copper Beech tree is bursting with growth. Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Hellebore’s and the Leucojum adding some welcome colour to the lush green growth.

I love these bi coloured tulips behind the red branches of the old rose.

I have tried to add plants that drape over the top of the walls and stones and I think these Scilla do a grand job.

The Aubrieta are spreading steadily to clothe the retaining wall.
They give a bit of interest to the back of the Rhubarb patch too. lol

The Dicentra are opening their flowers, and it doesn’t seem two minutes since their new growth was pushing up through the ground. They really do put a spurt of growth on once the soil warms up a bit.

As does the Paeony Sarah Bernhardt….

The Vinca that Spritz sent me looks so pretty trailing from the pot and down the wall of the patio. The Vinca major I have in the garden isn’t quite ready for flowering properly yet.

It’s nice to see that the yellow Ribes I bought recently is flowering now. I haven’t decided where to plant it yet….

Or where to put these two that Emily chose on Wednesday…….lol. When I went to get a lawn edger for Shelley. I love how interested in plants she is becoming. She even charmed the chap who was watering the plants into allowing her to pick the ripe cherry tomatoes that they had growing, although Samuel wasn’t that thrilled with the taste. (but at least he ate them and didn’t spit them out !!)


….and finally I wanted to share these with you…..

…………Who is the queen of the castle?….

……….faster Grandma……

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You have lots of lovely plants, and I'm glad you had a nice day in the garden .... but there's nothing better than seeing children enjoying themselves :o)

3 May, 2013

 

As you said everything is speeding up in the gardens , and I remember the arm ache after the plea to go faster grandma , but what joy on their faces .

3 May, 2013

 

Wonderfull blog love your grandchildren they are enjoying your company yourgarden is full of life too ,enjoy it all
Irene

3 May, 2013

 

I can see why you wanted to sit and just look at your very lovely garden, it means so much after the long winter. Your grand children are lovely too, nice to see them enjoying the fresh air too.

3 May, 2013

 

Glad you enjoyed your day in the garden, you've got some lovely plants and your grandchildren look to be having a lot of fun!

3 May, 2013

 

Great to have these warm sunny days at last & to see everything springing up. My Dicentras are not as advanced as yours, but they're coming.lots of blue now with the Myosotis & Muscari, also lots to do, so get busy with all that planting!

3 May, 2013

 

Hi Homebird ..
garden looking lovely ..
and children having fun ..
wonderful :o)

3 May, 2013

 

Thanks Hywel, Kidsgran, Irene, Wildrose, Louisa and Feverfew. Its been very cloudy and windy today but at least I got the veg patch dug over and my onion sets in. I wanted to sew some carrots and get my peas in that I started in the greenhouse but my son and daughter in law and my other two grandchildren were coming this afternoon. There is always tomorrow. :o))
Haven't the muscari done well this year, I have never seen so many. The forget-me-not are just starting to flower here Feverfew. I do like them.
It's so nice to feel that at last the winter is behind us now Wildrose. You will have had the same weather Irene up your end...lol
Arm ache and super dizzy too Kidsgran after agreeing to get on with them...I will never learn....lol
We much prefer them to be wrapped up and playing outside as much as possible. It does them more good than watching TV cooped up inside. It also lets me have an hour to recuperate while they have a nap in the afternoon some days :o)) thats if I have tired them out enough...lol

3 May, 2013

 

Very pretty, its been good here as well H'bird although typically its now gone cold and cloudy, my garden needs a drink as well but I'm hoping it doesn't come as my grandson is camping at Burghley this weekend, all those jaunts had to be cancelled last year so he's really looking forward to it..
Loved those playtimes when my g'children were that age, they look very happy...

3 May, 2013

 

Thanks lincs.Is your grandson with the scouts? Fingers crossed the forecast is right for good weather this bank holiday weekend.

3 May, 2013

 

Yes he is H'bird, he loves it, does Karate as well, he's my handsome blue-eyed blonde, lol..

3 May, 2013

 

Oh! That's so nice. :o))

3 May, 2013

 

I love the tulips and aubrieta but the yellow-flowering ribes is a real stunner- never seen that before. How nice to be able to play with your lovely grandchildren too.

3 May, 2013

 

Thankyou Tbear. It was the first time I had seen the yellow type too. I hope it does as well in my garden as the pink/red ones.

3 May, 2013

 

Those pansies are such a wonderful azure blue Homebird and it looks as if you are growing the aubrieta by the mile.
Its lovely to see the grandchildren outdoors enjoying themselves even if nana ends up with aching arms.

4 May, 2013

 

Thanks Stroller. I love that Aubrieta, it's been so reliable.

4 May, 2013

 

Thanks for sharing HB......your garden is beautiful. Your grandkids are so cute.

7 May, 2013

 

Thanks Sixpence. It's been a relief to everyone over here to see life returning to the gardens after the long cold summer last year followed by the long cold winter. My 4 grandchildren are the centre of my universe. They give me endless pleasure and love.

9 May, 2013

 

Hi Homebird ..
garden looking lovely ..
and children having fun ..
wonderful :o)

Repeated my comment from above.
Didn't want you to think I'd missed your lovely blog !

9 May, 2013

 

Thank you very much Tt. I'm so sorry I just looked back and realised I didn't thank you. We must have been posting our comments at the same time. I had to laugh last weekend, Phoebe and Matthew were helping me in the garden and I put down the hoe to pick up the weeds and turned around to find her hoeing up my newly planted onions...... I'll have to get the eyes in the back of my head fixed.....lol she's just like her Grandpa. Can't trust him with a hoe either.

9 May, 2013

 

Lol.. Hb...
sounds like Phoebe is a VERY enthusiastic gardener ... and very much takes after Grandpa !

9 May, 2013

 

Lol...... :o)))

9 May, 2013

 

lovely garden

9 May, 2013

 

Thankyou Skips. It's lovely to see everything re growing and the borders becoming greener by the day.

9 May, 2013

 

I love the variegated Wallflower and the Aubrieta is fabulous ... I agree it's lovely to see some colour at long last ... :o)

20 May, 2013

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