Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just Around the Corner

Yesterday it seemed as though spring really was just around the corner.  The sun was shining, the birds were singing and plants were bursting into life all over the place, there are buds everywhere:
 Camelia

Actinidia

 Clematis Constance

 Hydrangea

Lilac

I was really pleased to see that the Japonica is covered in blossom buds as last year I only had one flower!  I did prune it by the book last year - the RHS Pruning and Training book and the difference is amazing!

I also found daffodils and tulips popping their noses up - including some tulips where I don't remember there being any before!  But my favourite plant in the garden at the moment has to be these double snowdrops that had been buried under concrete for years and only emerged last year once I'd reclaimed that part of the garden.

Aren't they just beautiful?

13 comments:

marigold jam said...

Lovely post - I really adore that clematis photo.

Jane

Miriam Weaver said...

Lovely photos, I cheated and bought snowdrops already in bloom from the gardencentre.!!!!!!

I am James. said...

Wonderful photos, I love the spring, smell that air, ummmmm

Jo said...

The snowdrops are so pretty. It really does lift your spirits when you see the garden springing back in to life.

Maggie said...

Lovely snowdrops. So many signs of spring in the garden now, the days lengthening albeit slowly, spring definitely on its way.

Anna said...

Spring is definitely lurking with intent Su as captured by your photos. I imagine that the snowdrops were delighted to be free of their concrete overcoats :)

linda said...

Lovely photos Su, I've never seen snowdrops like yours - beautiful!

I am James. said...

Looks like spring is well and truly sprunging on your patch, lovely photos.
and thank you for your comments on my blog.

The Flower Garden said...

I love those double snowdrops how amazing they survived so long.
A for my little iris something has been eating them!
Jo x

ju-north said...

Lovely photos! I think everything is a lot further on down there!

elizabethm said...

I have some doubles too and love them. Gorgeous photos all round. Spring can't come too fast for me!

Cottage Garden said...

Those buds are exquisite!

Spring is nudging ever closer - and what a lovely day it is here in sunny Suffolk!

Jeanne
x

Boxoftrix said...

beautiful shots of new life :)