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Tulips and other flowers!


As usual at this time of year things are on the move with lots of growth, including the weeds which I’ve been busy removing as it saves so much effort later. We had a couple of weeks of glorious weather with sunny skies and 20-degree weather to soften us up, followed by the more recent cold and damp to make us realise its not quite time to start living outside. We’ve had frosts too, so a time to be careful about moving delicates from their cosy winter homes.

A few pictures below of tulips – some new and some re-emerged from last year. I like the way they tend to open up when the sun comes out.

Anemonies and grape hyacinths provide a splash of blue. Daffodils dotted around – we added a few multi-headed and doubles last year. We also have dicentra, various lamium, lots of rockery flowers and primrose. The pond is now full of flowering marsh marigolds, tadpoles and several newts.

The new fence, which was last year’s joint project with my neighbour has also got some flower – a kerria (single flowered). We’ve gone for sawn lengths of half-inch board slotted between concrete posts and held together with batons and trellis to provide plant ‘climbing frames’ – so much better than fence panels. We’ve kept it to shoulder height because we like to lean on it for a natter if we’re both out gardening. The standing joke is that if we fall out we can always slot in another board or two to raise the height!

We have a few quite large rosemary bushes now and lots of flowers on them. Nice to sit on the garden seat and just run your fingers through the creeping version, which is now invading the seat space. The seat is sunny, but under a water-nabbing conifer hedge. Its been so dry that the lawn has gone brown here, but the rosemary is thriving in these conditions.

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looks really pretty, lovely bright colours!

18 Apr, 2012


Those are pretty flowers :o)

18 Apr, 2012


Isn`t it amazing how these pretty blooms sit out in the cold while we sit indoors
I do like what I have seen of your garden so far.

18 Apr, 2012


Some glorious colours in your garden, I do like the border of tulips...

18 Apr, 2012


Lovely photos, tulips are one of my favourite flowers :)

19 Apr, 2012


Well, the recent wind and rain have bashed my tulips about a bit and they don't look too good now, but at least we had a month's worth of colour and the soil needed all that rain. The other flowers don't seem to have been affected much, so we still have much to enjoy.

1 May, 2012


Yes thats happened here, my rockery flowers are a picture this year and the primroses seem to be lasting for weeks and are so tall....

1 May, 2012

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