Friday 11 February 2011

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung
the grass is ris
I wonder where the birdies is.


Well, I'm probably a bit premature and I happen to know that the 'birdies' around here, the pheasants at least, have mostly been eaten! But the garden is waking up after a long winter and the small birds, wrens, tits and the like are very much in evidence. 

This is how it's looking inside the greenhouse, just awaiting some staging along the ends so that I can start potting up and seed sowing.

The wood for the staging is drying out after a downpour in a bit of much needed sunshine.

There are promising -looking buds on the camellia bushes

and the spring bulbs are flowering.
A nice carpet of snowdrops.

Inside the hyacinth bulbs are perfuming the house.

But the dog remains unconvinced that winter might be over, (she is not a natural optimist). She is still in her cold weather position at the back of the wood burner.


  1. The snowdrops and crocus are so sweet. My camellias have buds as well, but with the snow, ice and frigid temps I can't even go look. I hope we all have a warmer weekend. Bonnie

  2. rosemary, things are looking warmer there. such pretty bulbs. are those snow drops?


  3. You've got crocus already Cher? I don't believe it.

  4. All wonderful to see! The crocus look so natural peeking out from between the rocks. And is there anything better than the scent of hyacinth?