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Spring in the air?


By kowhai


What a very odd winter we’ve been having. Spring like weather for weeks, then two snow falls and sub-zero temperatures. Fortunately, despite all of these surprises, the early flowering plants seem to have survived. The hellebores, which had started flowering a good month in advance of normal, are doing well.

Meanwhile, the hamamelis which is in a big pot on the patio outside the dining room window is in flower. This morning it was lit up by the morning sunshine and gave us a lot of enjoyment as we looked out at it while eating our breakfast.

Spring must be in the air when the hellebores and hamamelis are in flower. Meantime, there’s quite a lot of ‘housekeeping’ work to be done. Unfortunately, thanks to a fall on some ice just before Christmas, and then snow clearing a few weeks ago, I am now suffering from a bad bout of sciatica. The housekeeping will have to wait. But I’m afraid that it will be too late to do some of the repotting and such that I was on my To Do list. Just goes to show: never put off….

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Wonderful! lovely pictures :)))

19 Feb, 2012


Lovely photo`s, shame about the housework, lol, priority is to relax and get yourself right in time for the gardening, far better way to spend ones time...

19 Feb, 2012


Got to love the Hammelis. Unusual orangey colour (I have only seen yellow ones)

19 Feb, 2012


You poor soul -sciatica is horrible. But those hellebores are enough to cheer anybody up aren't they?

19 Feb, 2012


I'm sorry to hear of your fall. I hope you will have recovered a bit by the spring. Nice to see the plants enjoying the mild winter.

20 Feb, 2012


Lovely pictures, and let us hope you are right about the Spring.

20 Feb, 2012

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