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Monday, March 5

Just a couple of photographs

I just thought I'd post a couple of photos of the parts of the garden that are the most colourful at the moment.

Below is the front garden bed. The crocuses won't last much longer but the miniature daffodils and mini irises are taking over centre stage. A couple of varieties of daffodils are fully open but there are another three varieties still with tight buds. The species tulips started as red buds nestling at ground level in the centre of the cup of leaves but as the stem is lengthening the flowers are opening.
The second photograph is what I call the bird bath bed. It's a bit confusing now we have another bird bath - well three now in fact but one is by the pond so not in a flower bed. If you look at the second photo on an earlier post here, the bird bath bed is on top of the higher bit of walling on the far left of the photo and so is also close to a house window. The idea is to have lots of early spring colour close to the house. In this bed the crocuses are later - the Cream Beauty crocuses in one front corner of the bed are coming up amongst species tulip leaves so are easily mistaken for tulips. I think the delayed crocus flowering is because this bed doesn't get as much sunshine. 

The main daffodil display is provided by Tete a Tete minis and you may just be able to make out some red bellis perennis (daisies) in the foreground of the photo on the top right. I'd have expected the daisies to be perennials with a name like that but apparently they're biennials so I'll have to sow more seed for next year!
If you're interested I have some more photos of these beds through out year on my website here

Another reminder

18 comments:

  1. It's all looking lovely. I love the purple and yellow combination in the bird bath bed.

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    1. IT's a pity the display is relatively short lived Jo - at least the cold weather should mean it all lasts that little bit longer

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  2. Damn! These are some nice pics to marvel at on a cold winter day! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Pleasure John - it is certainly cold but at least this afternoon it wasn't too bad in the greenhouse

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  3. what a wonderful display so early in the year my garden doesnt get going till midd march normally. and looks its best in may and june.

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    1. Spring bulbs are a good way to get some early colour Stacy and they can be planted in amongst other things

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  4. What a great display! As you say though, it's a pity some of them don't last a bit longer. Those red tulips look good - I must think about having some for next year.

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    1. The red tulips are called Show Winner Mark

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  5. What a pick me up looking at your garden, while I sit here looking at yet more..white stuff! Thank you.

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    1. Oh no not white stuff Bren - I'm glad I could share a bit of colour with you

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  6. I love the early red tulips. My mother used to have them about the front beds of my childhood home. A sure sign that spring is approaching when they bloomed. I am very partial to crocus. I love the colorful, thick blanket of cheer they provide. You have a stunning example of exactly that look around your bird bath. Cheers, Jenni

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    1. Hopefully the front garden bed with thicken up too with time, Jenni

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  7. I always enjoy bulbs, I usually forget where I've planted mine and tend to get quite excited when they come up and flower.

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    1. Forgetting is a problem Liz which means some end up being dug up - I'm sure some travel too as they seem to come up in other places than we had planted them

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  8. There is something terribly uplifting about the colours in a Spring garden. Off to have a peep what it looks like at other times.

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    1. Aren't they Just BW. That's one good reason for having the spring colour near the windows.

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  9. Such pretty flowers....and a lovely layout...fancy coming and doing my garden??

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    1. Now you know that if I lived close to you I would Tanya :)

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