YESSS IT’S HAPPENING !

Yesterday I was walking in the garden and I finally saw the first signs of Spring !!!! I don’t go often in the garden these days cos of the cold and wet and slippery weather. Today I took some pictures.

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HERE YOU SEE THE NOSES OF THE FIRST NARCISSUS, IN THE CORNER ON THE RIGHT THERE IS POTENTILLA INDICA ALSO CALLED DUCHESNEA INDICA, IN ENGLISH IT IS CALLED INDIAN STRAWBERRY, YOU CAN EVEN SEE THE FIRST STRAWBERRY. THIS PLANT IS GOOD GROUNDCOVER, IN SPRING IT COVERS THE GROUND REALLY QUICKLY AND YOU GET BRIGHT YELLOW FLOWERS UP TILL THE FIRST FROST, THE STRAWBERRY LIKE FRUITS ARE BRIGHT RED, THEY DON’T TASTE GOOD BUT THEY ARE NOT POISONOUS, AND THE PLANTS CAN EASILY BE REMOVED WHERE THEY ARE NOT WANTED.

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I HAVE ROCKS AS GROUNDCOVER UNDER MY FIG TREE AND BETWEEN THE ROCKS YOU CAN SEE THE LEAFS OF MY BLUE HYACINTS

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THESE ARE THE ONLY REAL FLOWERS I HAVE AT THE MOMENT, THEY ARE FROM VIBURNUM BODNANTENSE DAWN, THIS ONE CAN ACTUALLY BLOOM FROM EARLY WINTER TILL SPRING

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BUDS ON A WHITE FLOWERING  PIERIS DEBUTANTE

Have a great week ! and thanks for visiting !

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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 !

TODAYS GARDEN PICTURES

Today, Sunday the 2nd of February the sun is shining and I got my camera and went into my garden to take some pictures, what I saw amazed me. We have the softest Winter ever and a lot of my tender plants are still outside in the garden and now I noticed they have new growth, I just couldn’t believe my eyes !

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THIS IS A FUCHSIA WHO IS ALREADY GETTING NEW LEAFS WHILE STANDING OUTSIDE IN THE GARDEN

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THIS IS A SMALL TWIG OF MY FIG TREE AND IT IS ALREADY SHOWING NEW BUDS AND NEW FIGS

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MY BUDDLEIA STILL HAS PART OF HIS OLD LEAFS BUT IT IS GETTING NEW LEAFS AS WELL, NORMALLY IS HAS NO LEAFS IN WINTER

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A WHITE FLOWERING SKIMMIA JAPONICA  WHITE KEW AND IT IS ABOUT TO BLOOM

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MY WHITE FLOWERING PASSIONFLOWER WHO I PLANTED LAST YEAR IN SUMMER BUT DIDN’T BLOOM YET IS GETTING NEW LEAFS !!!

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THIS PIERIS IS ABOUT TO BLOOM

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OUR 35 YEAR OLD OAKTREE, IS A SMALL LEAFED EUROPEAN OAK, YOU CAN SEE THE SKY IS BLUE AT THE MOMENT

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THERE ARE LOADS OF BUDS ON MY AMELANCHIER

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THIS IVY IS AWAKE AND GROWING AGAIN

I am ofcourse very happy to see so many signs of Spring but…if Winter decides to pay us a late visite all this will get damaged, so far the weather forecast for the next 2 weeks is ok, about 7 C° during the day and between 2 C° and 5 C° during the nights. We did get lots and lots of rain so far this Winter, no snow yet and I hope we can keep it this way, please keep your fingers crossed !!!

Have a great Sunday all and thanks for stopping by !