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On the last day but one of March in the garden..

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March seems to have flown by for me and we are almost in to April. The weather has been a real mixture of seasons throughout March and has had me and the plants confused but there has been plenty of colourful flowers and shrubs brightening up our gardens even on the dullest, coldest of days. As it was a lovely bright morning yesterday and the forecast was for heavy showers after noon, we took the opportunity to clear more of the beech leaves from the borders and turn over the small veg plot. We just got done in time for lunch and then the skies opened again on and off all afternoon. Today was another beautiful sunny morning so I sowed a row of carrots and beetroot. Then I spent some time planting the spare daffodil bulbs that I had in plant pots since last year. Strangely, although the bulbs were only just covered with compost, a lot of them flowered. As I looked around for spare ground to plant them I noticed lots of Hyacinths around the gardens. I hadn’t realised how many I had collected over the years.


Some as you see have been munched but they have a lovely scent whilst I was clearing away leaves around them. The 2 I had to bring in because they fell over in the wind are still looking good..


Elswhere in the garden the shrubs are waking up….


Meanwhile, the houseplants are doing well….


The fish are becoming more active and are feeding again. T cleaned out the pond pump today and added some Greenaway. It’s as clear as a bell this evening.


It’s a lovely evening, sunny and calm. I think we shall take a stroll around the village before it gets dark and see what our neighbors have coming out in their gardens. I hope you have had a nice few hours in your garden today. I certainly feel better for having been working in mine…:o))

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You have been very busy Sheila.

Have you been away on your trips yet.

We make a start on Monday heading to the Lost gardens of Heligan.

30 Mar, 2016

 

No we haven't Kath. Shelley went to the Ashbourne area last week. We are hoping to go when she brings it back next Sunday. She got stuck in the mud twice and had to put wooden boards under the wheels the first day and had to be towed off the grass on the 3rd day. . No hard standings available. Apart from that they had a super time with friends. One of Samuel's stabilizers on his bike fell off on their first day there and he learned to ride it without them. He is so pleased with himself..
I wish we were coming with you to the Lost Gardens. It's one of my favourite gardens. I hope you have a safe journey and really enjoy your trip.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Hubby was just reading about someone getting pushed off the grass as there were no hardstanding.

Excellent re Samuuels learning to ride himself.

Scary if not on a hard standing pitch.

30 Mar, 2016

 

It looks lovely!! Do I see a grass carp on the right in the pond?! Looks just like mine :)

30 Mar, 2016

 

What a wonderful array of colour in your gardens love e Orchids and your Magnolia tree very pretty.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Yes Dan, it's one of the ones we bought last year from Wayside Water Gardens at Oldcotes. We have seen them today for the first time in months. They have doubled in size over the winter.
Kath, we stayed on a sight next to the Eden Project and traveled down to the Lost Gardens from there. I much preferred them to the Eden Project.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Thankyou very much 3d. I get a lot of pleasure from my garden and houseplants. :o)

30 Mar, 2016

 

Since we are coming this long distance we shall do the 2.
What was the name of the site you stayed at.

30 Mar, 2016

 

We cant remember off hand but we will look for it now.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Ok no rush

30 Mar, 2016

 

So do I Homebird so I understand what you mean.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Yes HB that's where I buy everything from for my pond :)

30 Mar, 2016

 

I expect the scent from the Hyacinths is delightful. Like your variegated Euphorbia, but do watch out for the sap, it is an irritant. In fact all your plants look well grown.

30 Mar, 2016

 

You must have enjoyed seeing all those forgotten hyacinths popping up everywhere! It can be so hard to remember where you put everything but its so nice when they appear. Enjoy your trip to the Lost Gardens Kath. I wanted to go when we went to Eden years ago but OH overruled me...

30 Mar, 2016

 

I've sent you a PM Kath with a link to the site.

Oh! Stera, that's such a shame. It's 100 times better than the Eden Project I reckon. But then, it would be a boring world if we all only liked the same things....lol
Finding the Hyacinths made picking up leaves more of a pleasure because I could enjoy the scent from them as I worked on hands and knees close to the flowers..;o))

30 Mar, 2016

 

The shrub, 2 photos after the Euphorbia, is it a Spirea japonica Anthony Waterer? I have a shrub like it, but have forgotten it's name, can't even remember the flower colour, think reddy/pink. Can you put a name to it, please.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Your Orchids are lovely Shelia.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Theres a lt going on in your garden! Funnily enough, I bought blue hyacinths this week. What is the firstplant in the blue pots please...red flowers, feathery leaves? Its lovely!

30 Mar, 2016

 

Wonderful show Homebird. I love your blue and orange primulas.

31 Mar, 2016

 

Isn't spring wonderful ! Your garden is very pretty :)

1 Apr, 2016

 

Siris the shrub is a spirea japonica Gold Flame in its spring colours. The flowers later in the year are pink turning to red towards the Autumn. I leave the dry flowers on over winter because I think they look a nice red/brown.

1 Apr, 2016

 

Karen it's a Grevillia 'Olympic Flame'. About 2years old now and kept in that pot. It's supposed to be a little tender but so far it's been ok through the last 2 winters. I really should protect it just in case next year.
Thanks Kath. My sister rang tonight to ask what to do with an orchid she bought last Saturday because all the flowers had gone like paper and were dropping off. I told her to take it back and get one with buds on instead because she had paid £15 for it and the flowers must have been open for several weeks in the shop. Bless her, she chose it because it was a white one and she was upset because she knows that the flowers on mine last for months.

1 Apr, 2016

 

Thankyou Hywel, it is a lovely season.
Thankyou Klahanie everyone's has done well this winter and spring. I noticed the cowslips popping open today.

1 Apr, 2016

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