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Out of HIBERNATION !

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The weather has been chilly, dark and dreary

Truffle decided to hibernate …

The Wood Pigeon wondered if he could warm up his backside on a convenient street lamp …

… while the murmuration of starlings shivered up high.

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Nevertheless, in my front garden, sarcococca shrubs continued to display simultaneous flowers and berries on the same bushes …

… this variety does not seem to have scent, but I grow them for winter interest …

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Tassels on James Roof Junior were growing longer …

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… and this hellebore in the border produced more and more fantastic flowers …

Today, at last, the sun is out and skies are blue …

… the ceanothus is happy …

Sapphire the budgie is proud to be featured on the Furever Loved Small Animal Rescue calendar…

She is ‘Miss February’…

Sapphire wishes you all a Happy Valentine’s Day…

… and a wonderful February !

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bjs
Bjs
 

Thats lovely brightened my day no end

13 Feb, 2017

 

Thanks Brian... glad you enjoyed reading..
Sapphire sends tweets.

13 Feb, 2017

 

Truffle doing the right thing ....

Gg

13 Feb, 2017

 

Sensible Truffle , what a good idea! And congratulations to pretty Sapphire - fame at last!
That Hellebore is a real beauty TT - must be giving you lots of pleasure.

13 Feb, 2017

 

Hi Gg ... yes .. Truffle knows how to be cosy.

Thanks Stera ... Sapphire is chuffed ...
The hellebore is beautiful .. amazing how they flower in this cold weather.

13 Feb, 2017

 

My very first pet as a young boy was a blue budgie (we call them parakeets here). I will always be partial to them. Your sarcococca bush is very striking. Are the berries edible?

13 Feb, 2017

 

Hi Paul ...
I bet you have wonderful memories of your blue parakeet ...
... as a child, my first pet was a light blue budgie.
I must watch to see if the wild birds eat the sarcococca berries. Not sure if they are edible.

13 Feb, 2017

 

Lovely blog Tt.....and Hello again!!

So good to hear the pets are doing well.....Lottie and I spent the whole afternoon gardening....I managed to move a rose bush and dug up an unwanted Clem Armandii for a friend....really good to see your happy garden...Xx

13 Feb, 2017

 

Yes, mine was more of a aqua-marine blue and he'd want to sit on my finger for hours. He taught himself how to do somersaults.

13 Feb, 2017

 

Your blog made my day, Paul, and it's been much warmer here : two bonuses.

No longer have birds after losing my aviary in the 1976 fire but still like reading about them and seeing them, Sapphire is lovely and deserves her month of fame.

13 Feb, 2017

 

I feel like joining Truffle it is so cold. Sapphire radiates heat with her brazen demand to be kissed lol. I love your Hellebore mine are not fully out yet. Your Sarcococca looks similar to mine (confusa) which flowered well enough in the past but this year it surprised me when I smelled the scent for the first time.

13 Feb, 2017

 

Happy Valentines Terra, sleepy Trufffle and Sapphire, a perfect choice for Miss February, that is a beaufiful Hellebore, lots more buds to come out, don't think I have seen one of that colour before so have to keep my eyes peeled, its nice to see the sunshine again,so makes me want to get out and make a start even if it is only on the roses, too wet to go amongst the planting and have to stay off the bulbs, I never really remember where I have placed them, so its always a case of staying off the beds until they show there little shoots, lol, any excuse is a good one don't you think. Take care Terra and enjoy your day....

14 Feb, 2017

 

Warm wishes to you all on this Valentine's Day.

14 Feb, 2017

 

Happy Valentines to you TT. I loved your blog, it really made me smile. Your Hellebore is beautiful. I think Truffle has the right idea, until things warm up a bit.

14 Feb, 2017

 

A lovely blog and photo's Terra..Sapphire hasn't wasted much time in getting her moment of glory..she is lovely :o)and glad to see Truffle is chilling out in this cold weather too .very sensible! Happy Valentines day to you all too.x

14 Feb, 2017

 

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments ...
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. x

15 Feb, 2017

 

What an amazing Hellebore.

15 Feb, 2017

 

That Hellebore is simply amazing Terra. Gorgeous colour. Looking forward to Spring. Snowdrops and crocus cyclamen out already. xx

17 Feb, 2017

 

I'm with Truffle this morning. Nothing like a blanket on the sofa.. Spring is in its way....

18 Feb, 2017

 

My hellebores seem to be pleasing a lot of folk.
It has super flowers.

Thanks Sandra .. Truffle says you are very welcome to join him under the blanket. Weather forecast is milder for coming days, so you should be able to get on with your outdoor gardening tasks. I'm sure you are eager to get on with lots of plans ...

18 Feb, 2017

 

Belated Happy Valentines, Sapphire :-) fantastic blog !

3 Mar, 2017

 

Sapphire says thank you Junna.. she sends tweets !

3 Mar, 2017

 

hehehe, very welcome , Sapphire :-) X

9 Mar, 2017

 

How fantastic for Sapphire to be chosen for a month on the calender!

10 Mar, 2017

 

Thanks Balcony ...
Sapphire has asked me to keep our calendar on the February page for the whole year !

12 Mar, 2017

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