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End of March.

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Our land looks pretty sad in comparison with all your photos. We are few weeks behind this year. I always thought that our climate is very comparable to one in England but for few years now our weather is very inconsistent and wild. An extremely hot summer last year , floods and late spring this year is little troublesome.
I just looked at all your photos and see the difference in our vegetation.
My OH did the first grass cut on March 27 and as can be seen in this photo our Magnolia barely shows flower buds.

But our first Roufus hummingbird showed up couple of days ago (exactly the same day as last year). It is written in many places that males come first and are followed by females couple weeks later but we have females here already.
This is a male Rufous on our feeder yesterday.

Anna’s hummingbirds stay with us all winter long and we feed them. We have here a fairly large group of about 40 as far as I can count…which is not very easy because they move around very fast.

2 female Anna’s at our feeder on March 27th:

So what is blooming at very end of March?
Forsythia, I have several around the property:

Ribes sanguineum “White Icicle”

Although a popular ground cover Pachysandra can be invasive here so I have it in the pot . I thought that it is deer resistant plant but no…they do munch on it.

Pulmonaria

And of course lots of primulas everywhere

Pink Bellarina

Daphne Odora blooms very early.

Inherited hellebore

So… I am not completely flowerless.
We had lots of rain lately but temperatures are relatively warm so hopefully our flowering trees will follow soon.

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Oh dear,K...no photos are visible....that's so irritating. Just noticed all my photos from last 2 blogs have gone too..they were only there since the weekend.

29 Mar, 2022

 

It would have been so good to see your photos, Klahanie. When mine - in a blog - disappeared, I tried simply posting individual pics in “Photos” and it worked. Of course they might not stay there, but worth a try?!

29 Mar, 2022

 

Such a shame about the photo's Klahanie,it made for a good read though so not all bad...
Have to admit its getting very annoying now, I've only managed to upload one pic and that is in my gallery, I think it was a fluke as it certainly is not working again now....

29 Mar, 2022

 

Oh Klahanie! What a blasted shame! Your photos aren’t visible..I’d love to have seen them too…
As the others have said, your blog made for a lovely read despite the absent pics. I found my pics disappeared on my tidying the bund blog the other week..I went onto the edit box and then resized them and added them back on…fingers crossed they remain.

29 Mar, 2022

 

Oh dear Khalanie, your hummingbirds have disappeared, as have your other pics.

29 Mar, 2022

 

Frustrating! I'm one of the lucky ones who saw your stunning pictures yesterday. Your hummers are such a delight.

29 Mar, 2022

 

It's such a shame that we can't see your photos, klahanie! 😢 but I see the pictures in your last blog continue there! 👍

29 Mar, 2022

 

Thank you all for your nice comments.
It is so strange.Everybody's pictures in the gallery are fine, its just blogs this time...at other times blogs are fine and the gallery is flaky. It does not make sense at all.
Hope everybody is enjoying the spring time,... even here we have a nice day and sunshine.

29 Mar, 2022

 

What is so irritating is that the advertising is still active on this website,so proceeds are still going to the moderators despite the fact it isn't allowing us to use it flawlessly.

30 Mar, 2022

 

I agree. The advertisement is flawless. Someone benefits if we click on them but I never do Meadowland.

30 Mar, 2022

 

Nor me!

30 Mar, 2022

 

I enjoyed reading your blog Klahanie and so sorry your pictures were not there!
It's about time this was sorted!

30 Mar, 2022

 

Don't fret abut the flowers Klahanie - the humming birds make up for a lot! Perhaps if you resize the pics as suggested you might be lucky next time?

30 Mar, 2022

 

Thank you Rose1949. Somehow I do not believe that this site will be ever fixed. I hope I am wrong.

Stera, you right there are many "things" I am happy about. I will get flowers eventually....(patience is not my forte).
I always resize my pictures but I think this time it is not that problem. Pictures were really small . I posted couple in the the gallery and they are there (so far) same size.
Weird.

30 Mar, 2022

 

I reloaded some pictures so we will see how long will they stay.

1 Apr, 2022

 

Thankyou so much for persevering Klahanie, the photo's are all there and its a pleasure to see them, I love the photographs of the birds, you live in a beautiful place and you do have a lot of colourful shrubs and flowers to admire..
Our weather has gone silly again, Mother Nature rewarded us with some beautiful warm days, that is until we changed the clocks and gained our extra light of an evening, think she remembered we'd had a very mild winter so decided to provide us with a touch of what we should have expected weeks back, now we're all keeping our fingers xx hoping our fruit trees, camelia's and the new plants emerging in our g'houses make it through..
I sincerely hope your lovely photographs stay around long enough for everyone to see them....I do agree and have given up thinking Goy will ever be fixed, although I'm still hanging on..

1 Apr, 2022

 

Well done Klahanie! Great to see your lovely photos now … I do like your Ribes particularly. Thanks for sharing 🙂.

1 Apr, 2022

 

You have some beautiful plants in your garden . . . so pleased the photos have returned.

1 Apr, 2022

 

Thank you Lincslass, Sheila and Shirley_tulip. We will see how long pictures will stay.

1 Apr, 2022

 

Got to see your photos today, thank you for reinserting.

2 Apr, 2022

 

I've been able to see the pictures today! Let's hope they continue!

2 Apr, 2022

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