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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Garden Diaries: February







What a difference a few weeks, and a bit of sun makes. (Just don't look at our lawn - it's currently swamp-like after being trampled over by workmen for the past week).

Garlic shoots - most seem to have survived and haven't been snaffled by the birds or mice / a blue tit hiding in the silver birch. We're getting many more birds visiting the garden which is good / turns out even overgrown salad leaves look lovely in the sunshine / sweet peas potted up / lime green hellebores / dogwood heading skywards

Joining in with Annie's How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?

12 comments:

  1. Looks to me like your garden is growing beautifully. Suddenly, it's spring! I do hope winter hasn't got a sting in it's tail this year!

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    1. Oh me too, I don't think I could bear for all the green to be covered in snow! Roll on more and more sunshine! x

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  2. Our lawn's a swampy mess too! Always has been, to be honest... I usually hang the washing out wearing wellies :)

    I do love hellebores. Their colours are lovely, lime greens and purply pinks. It's difficult to find the motivation for gardening at the moment, what with us trying to sell the house but this weather is definitely making me want to get outdoors. Your garlic looks healthy. I tried growing some last year and it was a bit of a failure (possibly due to heavy soil). And you have birch trees too - lovely.

    Here's to spring being having sprung x

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    1. Indeed! The bursts of sunshine are so welcome. Shame about the garlic - looking on the RHS, it does seem they want well-drained soil (I must admit, I just bung them in and hope for the best!) and not too acidic either.

      I must get some more hellebores, they are so lovely. We've got some dark purple, but no pink - my MIL has some though so I'll have to try and get a few to grow from her!

      I don't blame you not doing much in the garden - no point planting stuff and then having to shift it/abandon it to the new owners. Perhaps a few pots will help you get outdoors? x

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  3. Love the hellebores - I have one lonely one in my yard, though it is covered with snow at the moment.

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    1. Oh shame! Hope it gets a chance to raise its head soon! x

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  4. Your garden is looking lovely. Those Hellebores are beauties. Sun is pretty thin on the ground here at the moment.

    Leanne xx

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    1. Thanks Leanne - careful photos that don't show you the brick rubble trodden into the lawn, the old windows leaning on the wall, and the moudly football the kids from over the wall have kicked over! ;)

      Hope the sunshine puts in an appearance for you soon - it makes such a difference to be out in the sun instead of avoiding rain, doesn't it? x

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  5. Beautiful photos, especially that last one. It's all happening really fast now.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer - yes it's most definitely Spring now isn't it (thank goodness!) x

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  6. Such gorgeous light in these photos - what time of day was it when you took them? I love all the signs of Spring - something so optimistic about it :)

    Thanks for joining in and sharing these lovely shots x

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    1. Thanks Annie - it was mid afternoon I think. One of those moments when you see the lovely light and just grab the camera! I'm very happy to be seeing all these signs of spring - optimistic is definitely the right word. x

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