GARDENPICTURES

Today was a lovely Spring day, not too hot with a bit of a cold wind but ideal for working in the garden which I did. I took some pictures for you to see.

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RED TULIP, I LOVE THE EYE IN THE MIDDLE, THEY TOOK ME BY SURPRISE AS THEY HADN’T BEEN BLOOMING FOR A FEW YEARS !

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ARABIS, THEY HAVE BEEN BLOOMING FOR A WHILE NOW BUT THEY GO ON AND ON, ARABIS DOES NOT GO UNDERGROUND IN WINTER AND I ALWAYS FIND THAT A PLUS

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MY EARLIEST BLOOMING DWARF RHODODENDRON, IT BLOOMS EVERY YEAR IN SPRING AND THEN AGAIN IN AUTUMN, NOT AS MUCH AS IN SPRING THOUGH

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CALTHA PALUSTRIS IS A SWAMP PLANT, LIKES IT’S FEET IN THE WATER, IT STANDS IN THE SWAMP AREA OF OUR POOL

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I COULDN’T RESIST BUYING THIS FUCHSIA WHEN I SAW IT IN A SHOP….

As you can see it was a lovely sunny day  and there are more to come !

Have a great weekend and enjoy your garden !

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SPRING PICTURES

HERE ARE SOME SPRING PICTURES FROM MY GARDEN.

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER I HAVE A ROSEMARY BUSH IN BLOOM

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MY AMELANCHIER IN FULL BLOOM, THE BUZZING OF THE BEE’S IS AWESOME

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HEDGE LAUREL IN FULL BLOOM

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SKIMMIA WHITE KEW

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THE BEE’S ARE IN LOVE WITH IT. THIS BUSH HAS BUDS FROM EARLY AUTUMN TILL SPRING WHEN IT FINALLY FLOWERS

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THE SAME SKIMMIA WITH BUDS

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ONE OF THE EARLY DWARF RHODODENDRONS, IT IS ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD NOW AND IT PERFORMS YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR

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CALTHA PALUSTRIS (MARSH MARIGOLD) GROWS IN THE MARSH PART OF OUR POND, THE YELLOW OF THE FLOWERS IS SO BRIGHT YOU NEED SUNGLASSES TO LOOK AT IT !

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WHITE FLOWERING PIERIS

There are more blooms in my garden at the moment but I’ll show them next time. Everything is growing  so fast, especially the weeds, so there is a lot of work to do in the garden at the moment, I don’t know where to start as all jobs are urgent ! That’s cos of the beautiful weather we have had and still have. It is such a joy to be able to eat on the terrace again with view on the garden, the warmth of the sun, the bee’s buzzing….

Guess what I am going to do today !?

I hope you’ll all have a great Sunday ! Enjoy your garden !

SPRING PICTURES

I took some pictures in my garden today, the sun was shining and it looked very much like Spring but it was still very cold cos of the cold wind we had so I did some gardening in my greenhouse where it was lovely and warm.

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MARSH MARIGOLD ( CALTHA PALUSTRIS) IN THE SWAMP PART OF THE POND, NORMALLY THEY ARE IN BLOOM IN MARCH

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BUDS OF MY AMELANCHIER

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THERE ARE MILLIONS OF BUDS ON MY AMELANCHIER TREE, IN A FEW DAYS IT WILL LOOK STUNNING AND ALIVE WITH BEE’S AND BUMBLE BEE’S, THIS ONE IS ALSO ABOUT 4 WEEKS LATER THAN USUAL

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SKIMMIA  JAPONICA WHITE KEW, IT WAS BUZZING WITH BEE’S BUT THEY WERE SO FAST I COULDN’T GET THEM ON CAMERA AND IT WAS TOO COLD TO BE PATIENT, I LOVE IT WHEN THERE ARE A LOT OF BEE’S IN MY GARDEN, BEE’S ARE IN DECLINE, EVEN IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION OVER HERE SO I TRY TO PLANT SHRUBS, TREE’S AND FLOWERS THEY LIKE TO VISIT AND I WANT TO BUILD A BEE HOTEL IN MY GARDEN SO THEY CAN OVERWINTER THERE AND LAY THEIR EGG’S

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A PRETTY DOUBLE DAFFODIL IN THE SHADE

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IN THE GREENHOUSE, LETTUCE FOR CUTTING AND SPINACH, COS OF THE LONG COLD WINTER I HAD TO POSTPHONE SEEDING SO THERE IS LOTS TO COME BUT MOST IS SO TINY AND JUST COMING OUT OF THE SOIL,  I DID A LOT OF SEEDING LAST WEEK

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I BOUGHT THESE TOMATO’S LAST WEEK IN THE GARDENCENTER SO THEY HAVE A GOOD HEAD START, THEY ARE DARK RED EGG SHAPED SPANISH TOMATO’S, I ALSO BOUGHT A  RED PAPRIKA PLANT

It is also very very dry, we had some rain last week but it was not nearly  enough !

I hope you are  all enjoying your gardens ! Have a great week !