THIS MORNING I DIDN’T BELIEVE MY EYES

I’m in shock really ! They predicted snow for yesterday and we had a lot of snow yesterday but it melted right away, so no problem. This morning I opened my curtains and look what I saw !!!!!

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SHOCK !!! HORROR !!!

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EVEN MY CACTI ARE IN SHOCK !!! CAN YOU SEE THE LOOK ON THEIR FACES ?

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AND LOOK AT MY BRAVE LITTLE DAFFS !!!

I had so many plans for the day, I thought I could work in the greenhouse, do a bit of planting and sowing there and a bit of repotting…..all dawn the drain now !the way to my greenhouse is too dangerous with the snow so I am not going to risk it.

Can anyone tell me when this is going to stop ???? I want SPRING !!!!!!

PS: I just read in the newspaper that it was 60 years ago we had this much snow at the end of March !

Happy  SUNday all !!!!

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

At last we have temperatures above  0 C°, even at night ! It is still cold and very wet but it is a dry day so I started working in the garden, I don’t know where to begin as the garden is a real mess at the moment.

The builders made us a new terrace in the garden and new garden path’s but what a mess !!!

I don’t clean up my garden in Autumn either cos it is better for the plants and the birds and other small wildlife that is living in my garden, like frogs and hedgehogs, insects…. But now I am ready to start !!!!

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HERE’S A PICTURE OF MY LITTLE VIOLETS WHO DESPITE THE HORRIBLE WINTER WE’VE HAD ARE BLOOMING AGAIN, IN MY EYES IT’S A MIRACLE !

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NARCISSUS TETE A TETE, I CHEATED A BIT, I BOUGHT THESE IN THE SHOP WHERE THEY WERE ALREADY IN BLOOM

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THIS IS HOW FAR MY NARCISSUS ARE, IN BUD

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MY SNOWDROPS ARE THE ONLY FLOWERS IN BLOOM AT THE MOMENT, WHEN I WAS WORKING IN THE GARDEN TODAY I SAW THEY HAVE SEEDED THEMSELVES HERE AND THERE, I LIKE THAT !

I also started to put my succulents in pots outside again, they spent Winter in my greenhouse and they look really well, last year they were almost death cos of all the cold and wet we had, they can stand the cold but not the wet.

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I hope you all had a great weekend !

SIGNS OF SPRING

We had snow and artic temperatures this week, even during the day ! Although we get signs Spring is getting closer. Normally my Amelanchier is in bloom the 1st of April but not this year, the buds are becomming bigger but they have to become a lot bigger before it’ll start blooming, first you get the flowers and together you can see tiny leafs unfolding and by the time the flowers fade (after about 10 days) the leafs are all there. Whilst in bloom it is covered with buzzing bee’s and bumblebee’s having a ball ! Soon after the flowers the tiney fruits are there, at first green, later red and then the birds are having a ball feasting on the ripe berries.

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE BUDS, THEY ARE BIGGER THAN IN WINTER BUT THEY HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE THEY’LL BE BIG ENOUGH TO BLOOM

As there is nothing I can do outside I started to repot my cacti and succulents in the house, the sun is shining and the light is bright so my cacti and succulents love it after a long grey and dark Winter, and some show signs of growth.

Have a great day and enjoy your garden if you can ! Thanks for stopping by !

FINALLY !!!

This is the first sunny day we’ve had this year, it’s 9 C° but it is cold cos of an easterly wind but behind the windows it is warm, this feels soooooo good !!! It is only for a couple of days but I intend to enjoy every minute of it ! I want to start sowing in the greenhouse, of course only things that can stand a bit of frost cos my greenhouse has no heating (yet), for the first time this ear the automatic window openers opened the windows ! At the moment all my pots with succulents are in there to protect them from the rain and they have done well this Winter, they are looking good.

I took a few pictures of my indoor plants who are sunbathing and enjoying it !

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I THINK THEY ARE ALL SMILING AT THE MOMENT !

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IF YOU LISTEN CAREFULLY YOU CAN HEAR THEM SCREAM OF JOY !

Have a great Spring !

OH NO ! NOT AGAIN !!!

It is snowing AGAIN ! This is getting really boring, all I want is SPRING, a little sunshine and temperatures above 0 C°. So I am not asking much  or am I ?

This is what my garden looked like this morning.

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THE POND WITH A LAYER OF ICE AND THE REST COVERED IN SNOW

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MY AUCUBA JAPONICA COVERED IN SNOW

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THIS IS HOW  I TRY TO PROTECT MY FIG TREE FROM FROST, IT CERTAINLY LOOKS A LOT BETTER THEN IT DID LAST YEAR BEFORE SPRING

Have a great weekend all and thanks for stopping by ! Enjoy your garden when you can !