The garden is slowly waking up. We’re still not in “pretty” territory but it’s on its way.
The muscari in my garden are well behind others. I see them all over town; big and bright, in huge swathes or on their own, poking out of cracks in the pavement . This is their second year in the garden, I guess they need to establish themselves before being impressive.
Forget me nots are so pretty when in their masses. In their masses they can get fungal diseases, which I think occurred last year when it was really soggy. I can see dark splotches on the leaves, which I reckon is fungal. I could tear them all up and give them a break but I’ll see how it goes.
Celandines are usually one of the first flowers to come round after winter. I would have had more but when we first moved in I ripped them all out. I didn’t know what they wear. They’d probably be considered weeds in someone else’s garden but I like the bright they bring.
Living twigs. That’s the fig on the left and on the right is some sort of miniature cherry relative. Dancing with the butterflies? Something like that.
The crocuses in my garden are few and far between. I must have planted hundreds of bulbs in all the autumns we’ve lived here and yet I see very few waiting to come back after each of their first appearances.
Isn’t this a bit early for a peony? I used the macro lense for this but I struggle to see where the focus is and so I wiggle the lense miniscule amounts and take a picture at each wiggle (I know where I want the focus to be but it doesn’t always end up in the right place) . The margin for accurate focus is barely anything. I think I’m doing something wrong.
I’ve had erysimum all through the winter. It’s gone straggly but it’s still flowering.
There are still lots of daffs going strong. I’m amazed how long the season has been.
This is the biggest area for flowers, down at the bottom of the garden. See? It hasn’t quite got there yet. There’s a lot more green than there was a couple of weeks ago though. And look at the first garden pictures I posted ten months ago (scroll past the shawl). Let’s see how it looks in another two months!
19 thoughts on “Since it’s Spring…”
Great Pics, the wiggling must have helped 😉 I think some people call forget me nots weeds too but I love the definition of weed that I was once told – A weed is an unwanted plant 🙂
I don’t think people who know what they’re doing wiggle the camera bits to get good pics! I love the sea of blue when there are lots of weeds… I mean, forget me nots!
Lol, maybe not but if it works ….
I can’t wait to see pictures of your garden as it changes over the weeks. It was so pretty last year.
Thank you! I have no idea which things will come back and what it’ll look like. When I went and looked at last year’s photos I was amazed to see how different it looks to now.
I’ve really enjoyed your stunning spring photos, I miss having ‘proper’ seasons here. The close up of the peony’s amazing – and yes I do think it’s a bit early! Have a great Easter break!
Thank you! I’m probably going to get obsessed with taking pictures as the seasons change. There will be garden posts left, right and centre. I apologise in advance!
No need, I love garden pictures – keep them coming!! 🙂
I was looking round my garden earlier and wondering where bulbs vanish to as well.We’ve lived here 11 years,I plant bulbs every autumn,they flower the first year then ‘poof’ gone!! I have one lonely narcissus,a few scraggly snowdrops and some crocuses the birds have eaten 😮 Showstopping it isn’t 😉
Sounds about right. By now (think we’re in year 7 here) I should expect huge clusters of all the spring flowers, no?! Hmm.
Gorgeous photos! Such pretty flowers. Erysimum are so generous with their flowering. Ours didn’t survive the winter this year but they did flower all Spring, Summer and Autumn last year 🙂
Thanks! I wasn’t sure if the erysimum were perennial or not. I certainly didn’t expect them to keep flowering through winter.
Your garden is a lot further on than mine – which is very shady, north east facing. I did see a bumble bee going into the cyclamen today though, which made my heart leap with the joy of Spring! I love the changing of the seasons.
I’m in Devon, so it usually does wake up earlier than other parts of the country. I’m not sure where we face but it’s south-something I think, so guess that’s good.
Such Beautiful pictures! Makes my heart sing!!
Thank you! I’m glad you like them.
Your flowers are so far ahead of ours here. It’s great to have a “sneak peek” at what is coming.
I would have said that spring was well and truly here but today is cold and rainy!