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A quick look around the garden today (20/4/18)

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We’ve had two gloriously sunny, warm days here in the East Midlands. Such a relief from the constant fog, rain, sleet and snow of the last month. The sudden heat and light brought all the reluctant daffodils and the slumbering tulips out together. I. Thought I’d catch them with the camera before they go over.
Here’s how the garden looks at the moment….

I had forgotten how many tulips we had.


Isn’t it amazing how quickly the plants grow as soon as a little warm weather arrives. Plants that weren’t to be seen last week are shooting up at a rate of knots. The Primulas I planted last year have more than doubled…


As the garden comes alive so do I. I’ve been cooped up indoors for far too long and it’s wonderful to feel the sun on my skin, free at last from the layers of clothes I’ve had to wear through months of bitterly cold weather. Yippee…summer at last…hours and hours to spend in the garden. :o)

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I've been away for 2 days and all the daffs that were in tight bud are fully open. So yes the garden does think it is summer. as for taking clothes off just be careful you don't get sunburnt.

I hope people are encouraged to buy plants tomorrow as I am having a stall in the village hall.

your garden is looking lovely homebird.

20 Apr, 2018

 

Thanks Sbg, I hope you sell lots of your plants tomorrow. I bought new sun cream yesterday and I try to remember to use it. :o)

20 Apr, 2018

 

So many beauties Sheila :) It's so nice to see the garden waking up ...

20 Apr, 2018

 

Couldn't agree more Hb. I was getting quite "down" waiting for the weather to buck up & to get out in the garden. Another nice day today, tho' they say it's going to cool off next week. Isn't it amazing how all the trees have suddenly turned green, almost overnight. Your garden is looking bright & cheerful, love the tulips & the Dicentra, which I have no success with, two struggled & then gave up! Glad you like my Pasque flowers.

21 Apr, 2018

 

Superb collection of tulips, you're right about forgetting how many and just where all the bulbs are in the garden. One good thing about not weeding too early - you can see them coming through!
I really envy your Aubretia, swathes of glorious purple flowers draping everywhere is my dream. Sadly it doesn't happen here as our peacocks eat them as fast as they show leaf, I keep trying to put them somewhere out of sight, but haven't discovered that place yet!

21 Apr, 2018

 

Your garden looks lovely HB,I love your dicentra,mine isn't in flower yet.

21 Apr, 2018

 

A true Spring garden, and your tulips are a joy, and yes isn't it great to feel some warmth on your back....a lovely time of the year HB.

21 Apr, 2018

 

Beautiful tulips! Lovely garden full of colour, things seem to have grown overnight don’t they? I think my Dicentra must have died no sign of it at all ? one to put on my list to replace!

21 Apr, 2018

 

It looks great Homebird! Something has damaged my dicentras - possibly the high wind we had the other day. they need some lessons from yours! Do you know the name of the pink species tulips please?

21 Apr, 2018

 

Yes that pink Tulip is pretty and the Aubretia, such a spectacle.

21 Apr, 2018

 

A beautiful spring bonanza Hb and doesn`t it make your heart sing when you can get in the garden and enjoy this very welcome sunshine.

22 Apr, 2018

 

This shows just why Spring is my favourite season of all!

23 Apr, 2018

 

I'm the same, with the nicer weather, my energy goes up. What lovely colour you have in your garden.

23 Apr, 2018

 

Thankyou everyone for dropping in to have a look at my garden with me. Stera, the species tulips are Tulipa Humilis Pumila Little Beauty. They have spread readily from just a few bulbs planted a couple of years ago.

24 Apr, 2018

 

The Tulips look magnificent! Mine have finished now for this year but they make such a statement in the garden! ?

24 Apr, 2018

 

Homebird, your last paragraph sums it up so well and I couldn't agree more. I expect all of us feel the same. Even non-gardeners probably feel it. I often wonder what it would be like to live somewhere that doesn't have a winter. Would I miss the joy and relief of Spring? I wouldn't want that, but tbh, this winter has really got me down. And I lost a few plants and some look really poor after that icy blast. But just a few days of Spring, and I've (almost) forgotten all about it! :)

24 Apr, 2018

 

Brr it's back to cold weather. Rain and sleet on and off all day today. Gone from t shirts and crop trousers last Thursday, into jumpers and long trousers this week. !!! It can't be too long now to milder weather surely. The garden is colouring up nicely though. :o)

26 Apr, 2018

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