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Mid April around the garden.

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When we got back from our break in Norfolk yesterday, it was a real pleasure to see that the tulips had opened and the garden looked full of lovely colour. They are all only common garden tulips but I love to see them every spring.


This cheeky dandelion snuck in when I wasn’t looking…..


Elsewhere in the garden lots of plants and shrubs are blooming really nicely in this beautiful sunshine today…


What a pleasure to have the lawns all mowed and edged and time to saunter around the garden smelling the lovely scents from the new blooms. I noticed the irises are almost open and there are so many more things to look forward to too. I hope you have enjoyed the lovely warm sunshine this past few days. Wouldn’t it be great if it stayed like this until at least December….lol….fat chance eh!

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It's sure would be great! What a riot of colour HB. Please don't call the tulips 'common' you are lucky that they come back each year.... Lol!

15 Apr, 2014

 

Sorry HB but we could do with some (dare I say the word!! rain) has been very hot here, although cold at night...
Your garden is certainly a blooming success!! and the tulips are really pretty...

15 Apr, 2014

 

Scottish, thank you, it's just that I don't have any fancy or named varieties of tulips except for the Angelique ones which aren't flowering well this year. They seem very small for some reason.
Thanks Dd. The ground is a bit dry here too, it drains so quickly with it being on a slope but the plants cope well. They have to...lol I haven't removed the bubble wrap from the greenhouse yet and the temperatures in there have been around 40c in the day and 3c at night. I've used a lot of the rain barrel water up though in the greenhouse and in the pots outside.They need topping up. Only want it to rain in the night though. Not that I'm choosey or anything...

16 Apr, 2014

 

B/A, your garden just looks beautiful,,

16 Apr, 2014

 

What a lovely sight to come back to xxx

16 Apr, 2014

 

It's all looking lovely :o)

16 Apr, 2014

 

Hi Shiela, looking gorgeous, as usual, are they Alliums in bud on the second picture down?, Derek.

16 Apr, 2014

 

lovely mid April garden planting :-) looks lovely...

16 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks everyone. Yes they are Alliums Derek. Freebees years ago. :o)

16 Apr, 2014

 

Hi, I love freebees, Derek.

16 Apr, 2014

 

It all looks lovely Hb! I think the tulips are beautiful. I always find the more ordinary ones come back, but the fancy ones are short-lived. I replace those every couple of years, whereas I've had the red and the yellow ones for years. I just love tulips! Your border of yellow wallflowers is lovely, too. And the steps... In fact - it's all great!

16 Apr, 2014

 

Lovely relaxed planting, and all so bright and peaceful - thanks for the tour! Tulips are so early this year aren't they? The ones I planned for May are just about finishing - what to have for colour next month in the containers??

16 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks for your lovely comments. I have been pondering on what to put in my pots too. I haven't set any Sanvitalia yet and it's getting a bit late but I think I will look for some today. They lasted so long last year. I have left it so late to set seed this time. The weeks seem to have flown by and I'm running to catch up. Lol.

17 Apr, 2014

 

All looking great HB. I also love tulips, of all kinds even the 'common' ones. My granddaughter, Freya informed me yesterday that when the tulips were closed they were still asleep, but when they opened up in the sunshine they had woken up. A nice thought don't you think?

17 Apr, 2014

 

Awww bless. Isn't that nice. Children say the sweetest things don't they.:o)

17 Apr, 2014

 

They certainly do, HB. Sometimes they put things in a far better way than we do. Happy Easter to you and yours x

20 Apr, 2014

 

It's lovely to see your spring garden Sheila :)

20 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks Hywel.

23 Apr, 2014

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