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More joys of spring...


One of the best things about bulbs is that you forget you where you have put them and then suddenly on a sunny day you see something like this.

The good news this week is that the grapevine I thought was dead is still alive so I am very pleased. I went to a garden centre and theirs looked as dead as mine so I went and had another look at it and found some tiny buds. Bad news – vine weevil in strawberry pots so I threw out the whole lot. Very cross.
My house is filling up with seedlings as is usual at this time of year.I have a very tolerant husband. My green house is unheated and made of metal with a few cracked panes and draughty holes so I don’t like to put things out there too early. We also have a large chair my son has made for A level and is now varnishing, in the conservatory so I have to try not to drip water or soil on it.
I also thought I had lost my fritilleries as I reorganised that area last year and forgot about them but they have come back

This euphorbia looks fantastic and is loved by ladybirds. It is really too big and needs cut back a bit but I’m not sure how. Any ideas?

Most of my primroses are in shades of yellow so I don’t know where this one came from. I found it growing in the grass last year and decided to move it. The next time I looked it had had it’s head cut off by the lawnmower. I moved it anyway and as you can see it survived.

Our bargain purchase this weekend. £5.95 for this twisted hazel.

This is the magnolia tree almost in full bloom. Sometimes it gets frosted but we are in a spell of settled weather just now so maybe it will escape this year. The flowers only last a couple of weeks once they come out and then they all drop into my pond.

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Hi Marshmallow - I really like your Euphorbia - it makes such a statement in your garden. Do you know what type it is please ?

30 Mar, 2011


It's nice to see things growing back in the spring. I never remember where I put bulbs but it's nice to have a surprise when they come up :) That's a lovely eophorbia you have too !

30 Mar, 2011


love your eophorbia,i may just put one in my garden

30 Mar, 2011


I did not realise how many purple crocus.I had until they all appeared but they made a lovely splash of colour all over the garden. The Magnolia look's lovely :-)

30 Mar, 2011


I'm sorry I don't know what type of euphorbia it is. I had a mixed packet of seed some years ago and it grew. It's so lovely to have early flowers.

30 Mar, 2011

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