Do you think it’s here? Spring? It’s certainly started to feel that way this last week or so. There has been definite sunshine (I even fell asleep sitting on the decking on the weekend, face to the sun….and snuggled in my huge anorak and hat, under a blanket, but still, there was sunshine). March often has a sting in its tail though, a cold snap to finish off winter, so I’m keeping my woolly gloves handy.
Nature, however, certainly thinks that spring is in the air. The wood pigeons have been getting super friendly with one another, our dog is in season (and howling like a werewolf for mates) and buds are beginning to appear on our shrubs and plants. Add some gorgeous colour into the mix and the raggle taggle winter garden is starting to blossom into a beautiful springtime palate.
The primroses are so cute just now.
Even the ones hidden in the shadows.
The acer is coming into leaf *skips around the garden*. Hands down this is my favourite plant at this time of year – for the first few weeks its leaves are such a vibrant red.
The grape hyacinths are still about, so tiny and pretty; and the elephant ear plants (not sure if this is the real name or one my husband made up) have shy pink flowers that hide amidst the huge leaves.
(A daffodil blew into the picture above.)
We have finally built two of the five raised beds AND filled them.
I have started some seeds off in the greenhouse. My garlic and cauliflowers are coming along nicely – I’ve never grown either so it’s all very new to me. I do seem to have about 30+ cauliflower plants. Potting them on I just couldn’t bring myself to only pot on the big strong ones – I felt too bad for the small, weaker ones. I’m so soppy. So I have given them all a chance and I’m donating a dozen to my kids’ school for them to grow. I’m also going to need to invest in a cauliflower recipe book.
And to finish with, last time I posted about a bag of bulbs I had found and planted in an old watering can, not knowing what they are. Well this week, I give you another pot of bulbs and I have no idea what they are either. But they are growing well.
Linking once again with the wonderful How does your garden grow? at the beautiful Fable & Folk.