Spring sweethearts

happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

Although it has come a bit late the sun has been bright enough today to open up the tulips and encourage the hyacinths and anemones.  The small anemone blanda are in full flower in my woodland walk too among the daffodils and late crocus.  Still the icy blast that has destroyed the top of some of the burgundy hyacinths is still blowing.  I do so want to go out with my camera and say truthfully "Ah, a lovely mild spring day, now to photograph all my spring sweethearts".

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  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    Your Tulips are well ahead of mine! I reckon another two weeks wait here in Kent and we're supposed to be the soft end of the UK image 

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Ah, Bristol is sheltered somewhat by the Mendips but these are all near the shelter of the house anyway except the Anemone coronaria and the pots there which are a little further behind.    Tomorrow I hope to go snapping in my butterfly garden.  I know i have loads of primulas in full flower as they have not stopped flowering since last year's hot spring.  i think I shall be dividing up hundreds of clumps this year to throw out the middle and make new plants from the outside bits.

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    At last the bees are finding food in my garden.  It was buzzing with them today.  Up till now i have just been seeing the occasioal solitary bumble bee.  All change today.  but they have been about since i have just spent an hour dead-heading daffodils that had been pollinated.

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  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    I am expecting photosfrom lots of you any day now  of beautiful spring displays - true sweethearts of the spring.  From those I am hoping to get ideas for my Golden Jubilee celebrations in my garden.  When I first took care of it fifty years ago next year,there were plants in it which i still have, like Primu;a "Wanda", Geranium "Johnson's Blue" A huge Bramley apple tree and Victorian cooking pear. plum trees, roses, lots of strawberries.  the roses are different varieties now and the huge elm trees are all gone .  For its fiftieth I want the garden to have a golden theme right through the year.  i have lots of forsythia and daffodils already so need something spectacular but golden to add to the golden theme.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,400

    Marion - I don't think you can beat rudbeckias for the end of the year.  I find them one of the easiest flowers to grow from seed as they have pretty robust seedlings right from the start.  Indian Summer is my favourite.

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Thank you, Chicky.  I love rudbeckias.  i shall try and get Indian summer started from seed.

  • Flower birdFlower bird Posts: 281
    Marion all your plants look gorgeous, x
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,728

    Marion, here is one of my brunnera's coming out. This one sowed itself by the wall.

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     And here is my magnolia "Leonard Messel".

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    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    True spring sweethearts there, Buzy Lizzie.  Love them.  TY.

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    My friend lives three miles away in the city while I live out in the sticks.  Consequently he has a degree warmer than me and his bulbs are further advanced.  today he sent me some lovely pictures.  here are two - what to do with your tulips when they are over outside and Delph Blue hyacinths.  Some spring sweethearts are nearly over already.

     

     

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