Wednesday, 26 April 2017

In the garden...

Looking out into the garden yesterday morning this is what I could see. 

Our gorgeous Maple tree - the almost luminescent green against the stunning blue sky.

Looking down the garden - the patch of bare earth awaiting grass seeds.

Blues in the garden:

Forget-Me-Nots.  We don't have as many last year as I had to dismantle the raised bed they were in, but there are still some popping up and they are oh so pretty. 

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) - I love these little flowers as well.  We have them popping up in a few different places.

Bluebells - delighted some of these are starting to pop up.  

Astounded to overhear our neighbour's mother telling her daughter to pull them up!
But then I shouldn't be surprised really...

I can't remember what this is called, but it comes up everywhere in our front garden and now grows a bit like a weed so I have to keep it in check, but it is lovely to see its pretty flowers.

The last of the daffodils.

Gorgeous Tulips.

This one is going to look spectacular!

The following day...

Just look at this red tulip - isn't it just amazing.

Opened right up!

We have a few of these poppies 'popping' up around the garden.

The promise of rose buds.

Plus the promise of Rhododendrons soon about to bloom.

Lovely to see this vibrant chaffinch in the garden late yesterday afternoon.

Singing his little heart out!

Hoping to start embarking on some real progress in the house and garden next week.  I have had a bad few weeks with pain issues, but need to get on if we are hoping to get the house on the market in the next few months.



  1. Such beautiful flowers, can't believe someone would want to pull up bluebells.

    1. I know the mind boggles! But in all honesty I am not surprised as they also ripped out some stunningly beautiful rhododendrons last year.

  2. What a delight to visit and see all those beautiful blooms. Hope you are feeling much better.

    1. Thank you for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Pain is all invasive at the moment, so it is lovely to try and focus on the beauty of nature.

  3. All the glorious colours of Spring!
    I must admit to having dug out some of those Bluebells but only because they have spread vigorously. I left lots though and no doubt they will spread again.

    1. I know that they have a big Bluebell Watch going on here at the moment, particularly for the native Bluebells...which I don't think these are, but I don't think they spread so vigorously here...but I am not an expert so not sure!

  4. Is that purple mystery flower vinca, perhaps? I have experience with vinca being somewhat invasive, even to helping pull down a fence...

    1. Ah yes, indeed it is! Thank you :-)


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