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FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
edited February 2019 in Plants
So I’m outside caked in mud building raised beds etc and had to move a few plants etc, which then led to me moving the bird feeder and as I’m walking around I realised, the Pulmonaria is just starting to flower, honeysuckle is leafing up, buds have burst on a viburnum Anne Russel and the verbena bonariensisis which I left to seed around have all started sprouting new leaves from last years stems! There was me thinking nothing would be going on for a while yet, really cheered me up after such a grubby, backbreaking day! 😁
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,953
    Pulmanaria do you mean? I’ve got some blue and red ones out, a lovely early spring flower.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Yes it’s bloomin spellcheck lol!!! I was so happy to see it, I’ve had my back bent building and digging for the last few weeks and just haven’t taken the time to look around..
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,953
    Have you got some snowdrops peeping through as well, always looks springlike.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    No sadly many of my spring bulbs got nabbed by the mice when I planted them.. I meant to get some in the green to plant last year and didn’t get round to it. Primroses have been flowering pretty much all year and other bulbs are starting to make their move but still small...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,507
    No no sign of our pulmonarias yet, but driving home today through gorgeous North Suffolk the fields of winter wheat were looking a fresher shade of green, the young willow withies gleamed red and gold in the sunlight and the alders and hazels were full of catkins. Spring’s definitely on its way 🌷 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,953
    Mine too,  but not more behind than any other year,  primroses have been good though.
    hellebores are doing well. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    That’s a lovely picture you paint Dove! Yes Lyn my hellebores have been good this year, last year not so good as I’d moved them but they seem to have forgiven me now! 😬
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,953
    Talking  of lovely bright greens, my aconitums have made a start, the most beautiful lime green colour, really stands out from the other plants. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    I do love a splash of lime green... hoping to get some euphorbia this year, when funds allow! I’m so excited for spring this year, must stop myself sowing things too early, but my new veg beds should keep me busy for the next month on the sowing front.... at least they will when the soil gets delivered!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,953
    Don’t sow too early, we may get another beast again like last year.  Patience is the way to go in gardening. 
    You can always knit yourself a nice warm jumper while you’re  waiting for the weather, well, that’s what I do😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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