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Tiny leaves - excited! ;)


By joannas


It’s amazing how much can change within 2 days of sunshine :) Now, I know that most of you know this and it’s probably not very interesting for some, but I am very excited about our plants waking up after winter dream and starting to grow little leaves.

Do you think this one is a berberis? It has long and thin thorns..

Also other plants :)

My ceanothus – thanks to Cinderella now I know the name :)

Still not sure what this one is..

it has small very bright green leaves as it shows on this photo – the very bright green one on the left hand side..


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When you find the names, buy a packet of 'T' labels and a 'Sharpie' pen which wont wash off.

17 Apr, 2013


I find those first signs of new growth very exciting too, I love going round the garden looking for buds about to break or the first flower of the year, these thing are so special!

17 Apr, 2013


Thanks Diane, good idea, I keep all my plants pictures and once I name them all I will keep updating my albums with more photos and more info including adding "events" to calendar just so I know what I need to do with them to keep them growing pretty and happy ;)

Louisa, and I am constantly being laughed at by my partner who says I'm very excitable! :) Good to know I'm not the only one! :):)

17 Apr, 2013


Yes I love this awakening of the garden. I try to have something in flower every month of the year but I still get excited when I see new growth. Your first photo does look like a berberis. Sorry I can't id the others yet. Keep putting photos on as they grow and flower and you might find someone who knows. I like the ceanothus very much.

17 Apr, 2013


Thanks Scotsgran, I will do that. I am keen to plan the garden so that I also have something flowering at all times, just need to wait and see what exactly I have there as this is the first spring in our garden (bought the house at the end of last year), so this adds to the excitement! ;)
I am surprised how quickly the ceanothus is showing signs of first bloom :)

17 Apr, 2013


There are different ceanothus which flower at differnt times of the year. Some in Spring some in Autumn.

17 Apr, 2013


If you take photo's (as you have) you will have a record of what is in the garden at all seasons, or monthly even then you will know whats needed where......for example some bulbs in those shrub borders would be nice and by the autumn you may not remember where you wanted them

I love the spring too, watching the tiny buds burst into life is great
We have a horse chestnut ans its incredible to watch the sticky bud burst and the tiny furry leaflets expand into those huge leaves......
Have fun x

18 Apr, 2013


the red stemmed one looks like a cornus [dog wood] but I dont know which one. The one with thorns certainly looks like Berberis.
I find Sharpie pens fade in about 12-18 months so I have to go round re writing them.

wonderful signs of spring.

18 Apr, 2013


Hi Joanna
lovely to see the new shoots coming through all around the garden :o)

18 Apr, 2013

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