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Spring flowers February 2019

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The day began with a heavy mist which took a while to clear so I thought it was going to be a dull day, weather wise. Very mild outdoors, still no sunshine, but then, around 2pm the cloud broke to reveal the sun, hooray!

I went out to snip off any faded Hellebore flowers, plenty of them have gone over but there are many more in bloom.

Erysimum ’Bowles’s Mauve’ is flowering early and, hopefully, will continue blooming through to the Autumn, such a reliable plant and easy to propagate from cuttings.

I think the Crocus enjoyed the sunshine as much as I did, though they have all closed up again as a mist is descending once more.

If my memory serves me well, the stripey ones are Pickwick, this one comes with a hungry insect!

So chuffed with these two pots of ‘Tete a Tete’ Daffodils, nothing rare about them but a welcoming sight in the gloom.

These tall Daffodils have been in the garden for many years and are always a pleasure to see with their three flowers per stem.

Finally, this Hebe ‘Hanne’ has been planted in the same spot since 2010, has been cut almost to within an inch of it’s life and still performs well.

Here’s hoping the weather is good wherever you may be!

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I do like your Hebe, Shirley... Amazing you cut it down so much and it still delivers... It must be happy there....
Tete a Tete are delightful.

22 Feb, 2019

 

All so pretty! Weather was nice today and the forecast is even better for the weekend so fingers crossed we all have a busy few days in the early Spring sunshine!

22 Feb, 2019

 

Yes, it was very foggy this morning in Dorset, but onceIreChed London itwas beautiful all the way. Am still on the train, but should be home in about half an hour now. Itsbeen a beautiful journey again.

22 Feb, 2019

 

A garden full of colour its delightful.

22 Feb, 2019

 

The Hellebore in the first pic is so lovely!
All daffodils are so cheerful and happy looking - whether they are a named or special variety or not. I usually lose the labels anyway...Jut looking at the garden through the window these past few days has been a treat in itself!

22 Feb, 2019

 

Its been grand here as well Shirley, leave the housework and go outside time, your flowers are so colourful and a lovely cheery sight, gives a definite boost to ones well being and that is always good..
Only one daff in flower at the moment, very early for me, not sure why as the others are only just beginning to show their buds, I do like your pot of Tete-a-Tete, such pretty flowers I think, its being a good year for Hellebores, I like their long flowering season, do like your white one, actually I like all hellebores but I do love all white flowers, some of mine have been in for years, took ages to flower and I was about to give up on them but there's no stopping them now, I have discovered they prefer the middle part of my garden, lol, I'm amazed, the birds leaving my crocus alone this year, that's a first especially the yellow ones.... Lovely photo's Shirley, spring is definitely on its way, I whispered that as I don't wish to put the mockers on the weather, lol....

22 Feb, 2019

 

it has been a sunny day on our trip down to our daughter in Wales so no flowers as such for me. S o thanks for sharing. That crocus looks like Pickwick and is my favourite crocus.

22 Feb, 2019

 

Your plants are looking colourful. The spring flowers opening fully when the sun shines. Brightens the spirits.

23 Feb, 2019

 

M'land, I'm glad you like that Hebe. I can grow some cuttings for you if you like.

Sunnydais, I see you're up in the North East which is where the fine weather seemed to be, lucky you.

Karen, I hope your train journey wasn't too tiring. By the sound of it you enjoyed fair weather heading North too!

Thanks 3d and Stera ... :o))

Lincs, a couple of the yellow Crocus have been 'shredded' by the birds, little beggars!

Sbg, you kindly named that Pickwick Crocus for me a couple of years ago, thanks for that ... :o)

Thanks Siris, another dry week ahead, then rain for a few days if you believe the forecast!

23 Feb, 2019

 

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23 Feb, 2019

 

Everything looks lovely Shirley. I love Spring flowers , especially the daffs.
Mine are going to be late showing there faces as I left them behind when we moved ( I had dug many of them up ) in a big pot in the garage and my neighbour from Laceby brought them down for me.

23 Feb, 2019

 

Thanks Shirley. It got a bit tedious on the train once the darkness descended just north of Newcastle, but I'm home safe and well thank you x

23 Feb, 2019

 

Lovely photos. The cuttings you gave me of Erysimum have taken well and are starting to flower too. I've got no Crocus in this garden. Something I must add at some point. Finding it very frustrating not being able to get out in the garden due to the new puppy and him eating everything. Oh well, my own fault lol.

23 Feb, 2019

 

Rose, I say it every year, Spring is my favourite season for flowers! How kind of your neighbour to bring the big pot of bulbs to you ... :o)

Karen, OH says if we ever do a tour of Scotland we will take the train up and then hire a car. Not sure I would relish being on a train for hours and hours though ...

Jen, good to know the cuttings have thrived for you! Off to read about your new puppy soon ... :o)

24 Feb, 2019

 

Beautiful array of flowers and colour! Spring has definitely sprung here!

24 Feb, 2019

 

Thank you Kate ... up to 16 degrees near Brighton today ... :o)

25 Feb, 2019

 

All looking really lovely. I didn't realise Hellebores are easy to grow from cuttings, I will try.
I had planned a trip to the seaside on Friday Shirley but my friend called to say it was very misty and cool so I didn't bother. Perhaps this Friday if the sun stays with us.

25 Feb, 2019

 

Lovely to see so much colour in the garden. Ours is so bleak at the moment but at least OH is better health-wise.
Can understand why people down-size!!

25 Feb, 2019

 

Gina, I have never grown Hellebores from cuttings but mentioned Wallflowers ones! Perhaps there is some confusion? This Friday is set to be cloudy, up to 11 degrees.

Oh Eirlys, shame your garden is a bit bleak, give it a couple of weeks and there'll be lots of colour!

27 Feb, 2019

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