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Now I know its Springtime...

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Out in the garden this morning two sounds of song, one was coming from the happy birds enjoying the sunshine and the second was similar to the sound of a distant motorcycle, anyone who has frogs in their ponds will know what I mean….


Happy frogs doing what comes naturally but not whilst I had my camera on them….

Yes spring has arrived and the signs are all over…


I even spotted a tiny flower in a very unexpected place..


Can you see it? coming up the outside of the pot, sorry its not very clear, was going to take another pic but the battery ran out, thats typical, hope its still open tomorrow but if not at least I spotted it….
Two pics added …

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I can see the flowers but what is it? It looks like a bunch of grapes. What is the red striped thing inside the pot just above the word 'outside'? I find all sorts of stuff I can't see with the naked eye when I put the digital photos on the screen. Your garden is looking very good and a nice clear shot of the frog in the first photo. I hope OH got over his man flu.

12 Mar, 2015

 

Oh, frogspawn already! Spring is definitely sprung. I do love your long pink worm as well as all the lovely flowers.

13 Mar, 2015

 

Isn't there a line in a song when froggie went a courtin ? when OH and I would walk in the forest we would hear what we thought could be foresters useing chain saws till we got near to a pond which the grandchildren named dragonfly pond ... your garden is springing to life lovely !!

13 Mar, 2015

 

Thanks for the lovely photos, the birds are up with the lark these mornings aren't they
we hsven't seen frogspawn yet but the mallards are back on the pond so maybe thats why....and the rabbits pruned all the flowers off my primroses !
I do love the wildlife.....most of the time.....

13 Mar, 2015

 

Can sense the joy in your mood as you saw all these beautiful signs of spring! I've never heard the froggy sex, so hopefully, once I get my pond, I will be treated tot that. It will blend nicely with the sound of distant motorbikes as they race up the country road outside my house....oh, one has just gone past! :))

13 Mar, 2015

 

Lovely plants - and I love your garden ornaments I love a garden full of surprises at every turn - we have a fountain and a mill stone but no frogs - lots of birds come to the feeders and sultana dish though

13 Mar, 2015

 

Lovely photos Lincs :o)

13 Mar, 2015

 

Its Spring, Spring, Spring! in your garden;0) all the signs are there, in mine too apart from Froggie would a Wooing Go lol

13 Mar, 2015

 

I' ve been out and cut the lawns this morning, there are frogs in both ponds now and they are kicking up a right racket, its a beautiful day, really warm so I'm making the most of it..

13 Mar, 2015

 

S'gran I don't know the name of the little plant, it was amongst the succulents that I bought last year, unfortunately no label, I'll take a few pics later and see if I can get a better photo then perhaps I might get a name from someone...

13 Mar, 2015

 

Added two pics ....

13 Mar, 2015

 

we get frogs in our raised pond and they don't have make a din but never see frog spawn. perhaps the fish eat it all but I find that hard to believe.

saw a pair of robins courting this morning :o)

13 Mar, 2015

 

The fish always eat the spawn in the top pond Seaburn, luckily we don't have fish in the pond at the bottom of our garden so always plenty of tadpoles that do survive..
Yes proper twitterpated here as well...

13 Mar, 2015

 

Hi Sue, I've seen this plant before, but can't think for the life of me, what it's called, sorry Derek.

13 Mar, 2015

 

We used to call it the bead plant when my mother had one donkeys years ago. I haven't seen one since. The frogs are coming back to our pond over the last week and they are steadily turning up the volume..lol. You have lovely signs of spring now and it's such a pleasure to see.

13 Mar, 2015

 

A nice spring blog of your garden Sue. I hope it's the start of a good gardening year ...

Your little 'bead' plant is called Senecio rowleyanus :)

13 Mar, 2015

 

I just searched bead plant and found Senecio rowleyanus but the 'beads look smaller.

13 Mar, 2015

 

Oh thankyou all so much, it never occurred to me to call it a bead plant, I was getting quite frustrated looking for it.
It probably will get larger beads when I repot it, I'd never seen one before so its very much trial and error but I was thrilled when I saw the little flower.........

13 Mar, 2015

 

Lovely, spring has definitely sprung!!!!!

13 Mar, 2015

 

All looking lovely Linc's, is that pieris Pink Beauty?:-)

14 Mar, 2015

 

It is very different from garden Senecios. It is easy to see why its common name is a bead plant. I googled it and apparently it is scented. A great buy. It is supposed to be easy to propagate too by just sticking little bits in the pot.

14 Mar, 2015

 

Ba its Ralto Rose.....

15 Mar, 2015

 

Don't know that one, I'll google .... I've googled and I want one! :-))

16 Mar, 2015

 

Its a beauty, I cannot make up my mind whether to pop it in the garden or a larger pot as it loves its position on my patio....

16 Mar, 2015

 

I think it needs to hang so a patio pot is probably the best place for it.

16 Mar, 2015

 

Enjoyed your blog, Lincslass, but really surprised at the size of worms in your garden! Enough to frighten the birds away :) I haven't heard the frogs here yet - a delight to look forward to!

19 Mar, 2015

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