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Tiny blog . . . for a touch of Spring

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I love this time of year, and have even spent a little time in the garden on mild days – mostly tidying, but a bit of planting. I must take a photo of my new Hellebore, Anna’s Red, which is a gorgeous burgundy colour, named after Anna Pavord. Meanwhile I’m looking forward to more cherry blossom, particularly my Prunus Tai Haku!

Here are a handful of branches from an early cherry (not P. Autumnalis, but as we inherited it, I don’t know the variety), and the Quince (can’t spell Chaenomales!).

Same vase, but without the garden background.

Roll on Spring, and Happy Gardening everyone.

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doesn't that vase of blossom lift the spirits?

I agree role on spring proper.

5 Feb, 2016

 

Hello Sheila......Thank you for your" gardening" good wishes........this feeling of expectancy is very frustrating but exciting......so many jobs to do,if only the weather allowed.

5 Feb, 2016

 

What a lovely photo. I love your garden and the size of it.Will you upload a photo in summer I'd say it is gorgeous when everything is in bloom.

5 Feb, 2016

 

Lovely colour combination, brightens up a drizzly day.

5 Feb, 2016

 

Lovely arrangement, really beautiful and cheering.

5 Feb, 2016

 

Thank you so much Elaine, Julia, John, Siris and Sue!

Yes John - the garden will be more colourful soon, with masses of cowslips, anemones and blossom . . . more photos in 'my photos' if you ever have the time :)

5 Feb, 2016

 

Very cheerful, Sheila.

5 Feb, 2016

 

Very cheerful and elegant, Sheila. Looking forward to see your pictures of Prunus Tai Haku in your garden and the standard wisteria which I think is very special.

5 Feb, 2016

 

Lovely spring flowers Sheila, I don't know the name of my prunus bushes, small pink flowers now followed by dark leaves

Heavy rain this morning, still very dark out so probably no blossom left
Like us the poor plants haven't a clue what ime of year it is!

Thanks for the cheering flowers 😊

6 Feb, 2016

 

Thanks very much Paul, Klahanie and Pam.

Klahanie - I wonder if the Great White (Tai Haku) will flower early this year like so much else. And you remember the Wisteria(!) - yes, I'm looking forward to seeing its white flowers again too :)

6 Feb, 2016

 

Gives us hope Sheila!
Today we have driving rain and gale force winds for the whole of the day.
Hubby is happy , he can watch the cricket!
☔️☔️☔️

6 Feb, 2016

 

Sheila - lovely colours - it certainly lifts the spirits - I have a japonica bush is that the same as Quince I don't know - anyway I am off to see if I have any buds on mine !! -

6 Feb, 2016

 

Thanks Chris . . . my OH also happy, 'cos of the Rugby!

Thank you Jane - yes, proper name for Quince is Chaenomales japonica . . .

6 Feb, 2016

 

Hi Sheila, My Prunus is starting to flower but on this dark, very windy and wet day its hardly noticable from the house so I'll have to admire your blossom and the view through your window instead, lol....

6 Feb, 2016

 

They look lovely together, very pretty.

6 Feb, 2016

 

Thank you Sue, and thank you Feverfew . . . very kind of you :)

6 Feb, 2016

 

Love your large flat garden Sheila, wish it were mine... the quince and cherry blossom look lovely in that vase.

12 Feb, 2016

 

Thanks Homebird - I'll admit I'm quite pleased with this "ikebana" and it'still in flower! So lucky, I had my gardening group here a few days ago and in the garden they found a white Chaenomales that I'd forgotten about ☺

12 Feb, 2016

 

I've only seen one with leaves and buds on in the back garden. I haven't checked the old one in the front garden, I will check that one tomorrow. They are lovely in flower aren't they.

12 Feb, 2016

 

Yes - when I got ours, I had no idea how gorgeous the blossom would be :)

13 Feb, 2016

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