It looks like spring
but don't be fooled.
Between the bursts of sunshine hailstones have been tap-tapping at the window
and baby, it's cold out there!
I've been dividing the snowdrops, but as you can see my dibber is in the ground, abandoned to the weather. I'm going to put them around the St Patrick's Day daffodils that are just coming into flower.
Maisie's gravestone is surrounded by spring flowers
and there is blossom everywhere.
This camellia grows outside the kitchen door
looking somewhat battered but still beautiful.
It never ceases to amaze me how delicate flowers emerge and survive in such unkind conditions.
There are promising-looking buds on the tree peony.
while in the greenhouse 'Blue Moon'
is flowering her socks off!
With another variety in bud.
I've had to resort to slug pellets to keep my delphinium seedlings from being devoured.
Once I've planted them in the garden I surround them with grit, which seems to work quite well. I'm loathe to use pellets outside where wildlife may be affected.
The strawberries were so weed infested that it has been easier to dig them up and replant rather than try to weed around each plant. It's probably set them back a bit but it will be much easier when the time comes to pick the fruit.
I'm feeding Mr Fluffy-Pants and Vanilla for a day or two while their owners are away. They came along the wall to find me. "Help, help us, we are starving!" I didn't believe a word of it!
They just wanted to lark about and get a bit of attention. They were totally unappreciative of my red camellia.
That's cats for you!