Thursday, 6 March 2014

hello hello spring

garden welcome
I know it hasn't officially but the garden is telling me different and the fact that I've hung the washing out to dry on the clear, bright days we have been having. As far as I'm concerned spring is here. I can see it in the purple crocus, open for the sun's rays.purple crocus
 I can hear it in the neighbourhood with people out of their houses more, with my neighbour starting to tinker in his garage again and the cats teasing my two dogs by basking on our sunny window sill.garden passage Beautiful blue skies with little wispy clouds. Breezing spring into every nook and cranny.blue skyThe promise of flowers to come. Here are tulips mixed in with forget-me-nots I planted in a old kitchen cooking pot from a car boot sale - and how I am longing to start going to them again. I spy the weeds too mingling in this planter!green shoots The first daffodils are the dainty Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' which look such a gorgeous colour combination with the purple swathes of crocus and their bright orange centres.mini daffodil crocusThe start of spring and the start of pottering around. A daily ritual of seeing what changes there have been and making a mental note of what needs doing. Pulling the odd weed here and there along with last years old plant material. I used a large bunch of collected twigs as kindling and started weeding here and there. standing on the pathway Bursting buds on the cherry tree that I won. Looking forward to seeing the pink blossoms in a few weeks. I have a few small blossom trees in the garden from shocking bright pinks to delicate frothy whites. I love them all and they all have slightly different flowering times so from week to week I gaze out of the windows and take it all in.
cherry tree buds purple open crocus My boar is now securely up and has already received a comment from the neighbour. I found a little bee in his mouth the other day taking shelter so he is good for wildlife too. Hooray Mr Boar.mr BoarThe fences have been fixed, just about! But they will do for now until the next storm. I did enjoy seeing my neighbours pretty garden but at least the dogs can't escape now. lanternOver the next month we are going to sort the garden pathway out and set the stepping stones into gravel so it is not a muddy mess. A trip to the plant nursery is on the cards for some cottage garden plants and some primroses for the window boxes. it will be exciting to get all the outdoor toys out again and  to sit on the decking in some sunshine. delicate

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?

36 comments:

Em Rathbone said...

Your garden looks gorgeous, I love that welcome sign too. Our garden is just a muddy mess, with no fence on one side (grrr!), lots of overgrown grass and some more mud!!

Jen Walshaw said...

Purple and yellow the colours of spring, they really make my heart sing

lilmuselily said...

it definitely looks spring like! lovely shots

Globalmouse said...

YES!!! Spring is on it's way!!! I love all these signs that we're starting to find our way through winter and that warmer days are on their way. Lovely photos!

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

Lovely Spring photos - thanks for sharing x x

Helen Sims The good life mum said...

do you have bunting in your alley way ?? how cool! and i so loving your boars head that is so different #HDYGG

Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) said...

So many beautiful Spring shots, and love the blue skies, too!

The 40 Year Old DG said...

Great shots, thank goodness Spring is almost here xx

Becky Goddard-Hill said...

OOh yes briuing on the car boot sales! #hdygg

Louisa said...

Lovely photos full of the promise of warm days to come. I made my first trip into the garden for weeding at the weekend and there were so many bulbs just teasing me with the promise of flowers that will soon erupt into bloom.

Caroline said...

Lovely post and lovely photos, thank goodness Spring has come and hope the weather continues to get warmer for us! Your garden looks and sounds lovely :) xx #hdygg

Honey said...

Gorgeous photos! x

Rachel @ activities4kidz said...

Some beautiful photos...love the boars head!

You Baby Me Mummy said...

Such pretty flowers. Purple crocus for me too! x

hannah staveley said...

Wow the pictures of the flowers, did you take them ? . x

mummyoftwo said...

It is lovely to see the first signs of Spring isn't it. Our garden seems to be growing wild at the moment!

Charly Dove said...

Oh how fabulous, nothing like a bit of Springtime jolliness! Gorgeous gorgeous photos, I do love the crocuses and that boar is rather spectacular. Lovely you've seen a bee too, I miss our fuzzy friends! Just need some heat to go with those blue skies - come on!!!

Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe said...

It certainly does feel like spring is just around the corner! It is great to be able to get the washing out to dry and let the kids out to play! Lovely pictures :-)

Wild & Grizzly said...

Spring is popping up everywhere! Lovely photos, I can't wait until the nights are slightly lighter x

76 sunflowers said...

Oooh finally it's getting closer! Love how you make each nook and cranny look welcoming :)

Hodge Podge said...

Fabulous photos - you have made me feel all positive and happy! :)

Emma Smith said...

It is so lovely to see things brightening up isn't it. Just need it to get a bit warmer and we'll soon be shedding the coats too!

The Egyptian Mummy said...

Isn't it great to see a spot of colour sneaking into the world again! I gave a little squeal the other day when I was the daffodils were coming through in the garden

Bek B said...

Beautiful spring pictures! I love spring! Daffodils make me feel really happy :-)

Kara said...

I adore spring and cannot wait for the blossom to start appearing on the trees

Suzanne Whitton said...

Spring has to be my favourite season - hasn't it been wonderful this week to see the longer days, blue skies and first signs in the garden? Gorgeous pictures :)

Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

Your Boar is wonderful - have you seen my piggy planter?

Kirsty Hornblow said...

I am hopeful that Spring really is just around the corner now. I have packs and packs of seeds ready to start sowing this weekend and we have started chatting our potatoes. I really want this year in our garden to be about scent and I have gone a bit overboard with sweet peas but hopefully they will look amazing. I love your beautiful blue wellies

Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth said...

There is something so heartwarming about daffodils. You just know spring is here when you see them swaying in the breeze.

The Go To Mum said...

I love Spring when everything wakes up! Great photo's.

Jenna Michelle Pink said...

Some beautiful photos :-)

Michelle Ashmore said...

Your post totally gave me that spring feeling! I love the photo of the blue sky :)

Hellies Corner said...

The garden doesn't stick to an exact timetable and Spring has definately arrived in yours. Lucky you winning a Cherry tree. #hdygg

AnnieMammasaurus said...

Such prettiness - I love those crocuses and that Welcome sign is immense!

Sorry about the delay in commenting, I’m back from my trip now and loving reading through all the posts. And as usual – thanks for joining in x

Agata Pokutycka said...

I love this time of the year... so much colour pops all over us

Emily said...

Woohoo! This is such a lovely Spring post. Lovely to see the flowers blooming at last.

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