Signs of spring…

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Polyanthus buds breaking

Just a few pictures this weekend, as we have been spending all our time on drive-maintenance, filling the potholes after the ravages of winter! wpid-20130217_152855-1.jpg

Finally the woodland snowdrops are starting to appear – late this year, after quite a lot of snowfall these past few weeks. This might be one of those years where we get daffodils and snowdrops flowering at the same time as some of the daffs are well through.

The polyanthus too are starting to appear – a cheery show of yellow,  blue and dark red.

We’ve started to water the over-wintering seedlings in the greenhouse again as on sunny days, quite high temperatures are achieved. The baby wpid-20130217_143210.jpgHostas and Rudbeckias are starting to come through. As they will be too little to put out in the borders this year, we’ll pot them on from their modules to 3 inch pots which should get them to a nice size for planting out in the autumn.

Next week, back to the borders for some early-season weeding and pruning!

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The Woodland

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23 Responses to Signs of spring…

  1. I was just given a chunk of snowdrops in a seed swap and am excited to grow them. My primroses are full of new foliage, too. I love how colorful yours are. I am so glad winter is on its way out!

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  3. Mark and Gaz says:

    Lovely to start to see signs of spring, hopefully after the current cool spell we will start to warm up and head into spring proper!

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  4. debsgarden says:

    Your spring blooms are completely charming! Every day there is a bit more life out there, a little more swelling of buds, a little more color. It is all so exciting. I love to walk around and see what is happening,

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  5. Bill S says:

    Snowdrops in a woodland setting, perfect. All of my snowdrops are from Scotland, tough as old boots !

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  6. Doesn’t it make you feel good!

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  7. Cheerful polyanthus always gets a smile from me!

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  8. Love those snowdrops…mine are covered still with snow.

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  9. Kevin says:

    Thanks for sharing your photos. My garden is now buried under snow — and your photos give me hope that spring will be here very soon.

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  10. Lovely early spring signs. My double common snowdrops are always some of the last to bloom.

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