Feels like Spring

So, it’s still a bit chilly really, and we’ve had some really thick fog the last few mornings, but the blue skies and sunshine have been enough to cheer the most curmudgeonly of us, surely.

Yesterday I had a day off work, and amongst other things I took some photos of the garden. It’s not looking too bad at all, helped by the fact that J had a bit of a tidy up last weekend and even mowed the lawn. There’s plenty of colour about, and though the crocuses have gone over, the daffs are just getting into their stride.

The front garden is looking respectable, the tubs under the living room window still doing well.

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The hardy wallflower has carried on flowering all winter.

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We have some teeny daffodils as well as larger ones.

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A representative corner – primroses, daffs, pansies and the skimmia with its buds just starting to open. Day lily and tulips poking their leaves out.

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The wild violet in flower.

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And the ceanothus already flowering – about two months earlier than usual. Silly thing. Lots more buds coming.

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More primroses – I think these are some of the ones I rescued from a building site.

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Some full-size daffodils looking sunny.

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The pulmonaria our friend H gave us, which got off to a bit of a bad start, seems to have recovered well.

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The ceanothus Mum gave us is covered in buds, so it looks as though it’s happy in its new home.

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The newspaper today has an offer for nine hardy fuschias (three each of three varieties) plus some super duper fertiliser for just the price of postage, so I may take a chance on that. Then before long it’ll be time to start visiting the garden centre. The plan is for us to get some tomatoes as plug plants, maybe some seed potatoes (we have some of those sacks you grow them in, which I’d like to try), and maybe some other veg we can grow in containers.

Looking forward to it already.

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