Spring Feels so Close.

Spring Feels so Close.

This fascinating little star has appeared, [with its brothers or sisters] on some of my indoor cacti in the Glassroom. Along with these new stars, the white Christmas cactus has re-bloomed. Outside a succulent has braved all weathers, including snow, yet it just grows; bits get knocked off; still it grows!

Over the past three weeks, through rain, cold and warm sunshine, bulbs have pushed through the soil, and even Tulips are beginning to show buds.. Flowers around the garden are once again, coming awake and budding or blooming brightly, and to be fair, some have stayed awake all through the Winter’s cold and snow. Buds on Camelia are slower to bloom than my neighbours’, but they are very big and fat!

Red Hazel buds are growing fatter. (Logs are over the old, low, iron fence :-) ).

Mint and Peppermint in pots, and Marjoram on a bank, have re-sprouted.

There are flowers on the Rosemary, and big, red buds on the Camelia. So I am pleased that my rescue plans with top dressing etc. worked.

This has all been happening during the week up to St. Patrick’s Day. Systematic weeding of the paths, getting rid of the hated Celandines, is gradually making the scruffy over-wintered garden look better. There are paths to finish and more woodchips to lay down, but as I do it, when the cold, wet weather permits, so I see progress and all the time more flowers are coming out to bloom. Even today, there are more flowers arriving on the Mini Fuchsia from Wales, but that is a picture to begin the next diary instalment.


Anne … 17.03.2021


8 Responses

  1. A lovey reminder off your garden & it’s a real micro climate.
    Last year for my birthday we went to Cambridge botanical gardens, they had several large glass houses & some of the plant flowers were so small & delicate, very beautiful. I’ll try and find some photo’s.

  2. gertie says:

    Ooh yes please Lynn. Just think, after all this rotten Panwotsit, we’ll be able to meet at GCs and garden expos again…yes! :-) :rose:

  3. VegVamp says:

    What a lovely set of photos Anne, and wonderful signs of spring everywhere round your garden. I do love this time of year. :good: :cool:

    • gertie says:

      Thank you Karen :love:
      I can tell you do :-) You are fired up with energy and enthusiasm re your spud planting etc. and it definitely comes across in your comments :good: Keep going and :fingers-crossed: for a decent run of N.I. weather :good: :clover: :rose:

  4. cilla says:

    A cornucopia of colour Anne, we just need some sunshine now :notacloudinsight:

  5. Lovely, Anne :-) And it’s nearly the equinox :walt:

    • gertie says:

      Thanks Jane , and YES the Spring Equinox was in my mind as I wrote and I thought it fitting to pause at St. Patrick’s Day and start the next episode after that. I love the variety of assorted ‘markers’ by which I can segment the year. Spring stats officially this weekend :dance: :rose:

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