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Signs of spring amongst the greyness.

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The skies are grey and heavy but all over the garden are spring colours to cheer up the sunless days we are experiencing at the moment.
Sights like these cheer me up.

When I planted these hyacinths in October I was expecting them to flower in March at the earliest but here they are!!

There have been some very pretty polyanthus plants at the garden centre, each year there seem to be more colours to choose from.

Against all the odds in our heavy clay soil, our Daphne has never looked better.

The forsythia is just getting its flowers.

These are some of last year’s bulbs which I replanted down in part of the veg’patch where the forget-me-nots like to join them!

In the shaded bed where the hellebores grow, I have recently added dwarf narcissi, Iris reticulata, fritillaries, aconites, cyclamen and anemones.

All these paint a brighter picture than the photo I added a few days ago!

Primroses are amongst my favourites!


Some wonderful scents out there too……Daphne, hyacinths, mahonia, rosemary and our sarcococca which is just coming into flower.

And looking ahead……………!

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Such a cheerful set of flowers you have there. My hyacinths are only just showing buds so yours are well on. you have some lovely Primula too. I wish this had smelly vision too.

23 Feb, 2020

 

I love your spring garden,Chris,and it's all starting to come to it's full potential..I think the Primulas and Polyanthus are such good value throughout the winter and spring,mine have looked cheery too.A lot of my Crocus have not shown this year,but that was probably my fault,not realising their position,when digging over ! Maybe they will be in the compost bin,so could reappear in the garden at some point in the future ! Lol .I like your selection of Summer seeds..I bought some Dahlia Tubers recently,and shall sow some single Dahlia seeds soon ..such a lot to look forward to now.:o) xx

24 Feb, 2020

 

Spring has sprung in your garden Chris its a joy to see so many blooms .. :o))

24 Feb, 2020

 

What a lovely spring garden you have Chris ! I too love the primroses and polyanthus. Your forsythia is further ahead than mine as there are no buds yet and I bought a Daphne online last year , which was smaller than I expected ( I will stick to garden centres in future ) and is still small, no sign of any new growth either ! Mind you..I am impatient ! Hahaa!

24 Feb, 2020

 

Thank you Sbg, Bloomer, Amy and Rose for your lovely comments.
I actually think the flowers and shrubs are coping better with this constant miserable weather than we are!! I have certainly had enough of it and if the TV weather forecasters continue to tell me about all the wet, cold weather yet to come, I might just scream ......or emigrate!!!

24 Feb, 2020

 

Wow so many great colour mix s there how a spring garden should look. Hreatcchoice of seeds your garden will be filled with perfume with stocks and sweet peas.

24 Feb, 2020

 

Chris, your photos have really cheered me up as, despite having a morning dry enough to allow the grass to be cut, hail showers are forecast for later this afternoon. If tomorrow gives us some dry weather, I shall be able to edge the lawn and then the garden will look reasonable!

25 Feb, 2020

 

Thrupennybit I do particularly like flowers which are scented! If they are scented AND pink then that is a real bonus!
Shirley, your plans for tidying up the lawn sound very promising - not a chance of doing that here, if only!!

25 Feb, 2020

 

You choose well then Wildrose .๐Ÿ˜Š

25 Feb, 2020

 

They are all lovely and it is amazing what you find if you go out and look. The primroses of course are a favourite, but what a lovely patchwork the Hellebores, Fritillaries and Iris's, with all the others, make.
I agree Bloomer that bulbs are really irritating in the flower beds during the Summer and tend to get dug up several times, but a joy at this time of year. It's a trade-off!

26 Feb, 2020

 

Chris, it has stayed dry today, so far, 2.30 now and I did get the lawn edges tidied, cut back some Zebra grass and, disappointingly found three blue Festuca grasses totally dead and brown. They certainly have hated all the rain ... :o((

26 Feb, 2020

 

Honeysuckle, our beds have a lot of bluebells in them. They look lovely for a time but are a real nuisance afterwards!

Shirley, I am so glad that you were able to tidy up the edges of the lawn, it will have made a real difference.
I am sorry that you have lost those pretty grasses though. I hope that everything else has survived the huge amount of rain that we have had.

26 Feb, 2020

 

Really lovely blog, Rose! Very cheering. Lots of life in your garden, springing to life if you pardon the pun!

27 Feb, 2020

 

Chris, another dry day here but bitterly cold so no gardening for me! Clouds are moving quickly from the North out to the Channel.

27 Feb, 2020

 

Kate, if only I was 'springing' into life, but when it gets warmer I might stand a chance!
Sunny and dry here too Shirley. Did I do any gardening? No, I wrapped up warm and went to the coast!!

27 Feb, 2020

 

I have faith in you, Wildrose! Hope you enjoyed your trip to the coast.

28 Feb, 2020

 

Such a cheerful blog, a proper spring garden, very welcoming.....just whatโ€™s needed on a day like today, cold wet and windy, and the weekend promises to be much the same....thanks for the blog..

28 Feb, 2020

 

Lovely signs of springtime.

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