Monday, January 7

On starting blocks and itching to go!

On the plot some things on our plot are itching for spring to arrive almost as much as I am.

The primroses that have been hiding beneath the soil are emerging.
The bellis has its first impatient flower.
The self sown candytuft seedlings are just waiting for the signal to spurt into growth. 
And a young self sown verbena bonariensis (or is it two?) that has found its way into a tub amongst the weeds and dead leaves is hoping for a better home.
Come spring it will be given a much deserved place in our front garden.

PS 'Happy Birthday Martyn xx'


Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

16 comments:

  1. I've never heard of Bellis, what a lovely flower.
    You've got me itching to go out and see what's trying to come through now lol.

    Happy Birthday Martyn.

    Linda
    http://thetenaciousgardener.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Bellis is the name given to the daisy, Linda so this is a cultivated version of the daisy that grows in lawns

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  2. I planted my mothers day primrose from last year, they are looking green & healthy so here's hoping.
    Happy birthday Martyn.

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    1. I'm sure they will be fine, Jo. We have a whole row of these native primroses in front of the kiwi and they really need weeding between.

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  3. Happy Birthday, Martyn. I wish I was as knowledgeable as you are about seedlings, I must pull loads up without knowing what they are. I have a primrose in the garden which has never stopped flowering.

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    1. It's down to being naturally inquisitive, Jo. If I see something and I don't know what it is I just HAVE to find out.

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  4. Sue, I so envy you those primroses! It looks like in England the spring is coming sooner than in Poland. In Poland there isn't much to do now, nothing is really happening right now outside.

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    1. I don't think spring is here just yet Dewberry [ just a few confused plants. I do love the primroses. They seem to remind me of childhood when more were growing wild in verges.

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  5. Interesting new Header, Sue. Something for everyone!
    And Happy Birthday to Martyn (without the XX!)

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    1. No doubt it will change frequently Mark

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  6. :(....
    1st photo primrose made me immediately miss my old garden...
    :)....But I am enjoying the new garden as well experimenting new plants ;).

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    1. New experiences are always valuable, Diana

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  7. Nice pictures of new life, my Dafs and Bluebells are showing through at the moment.

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    1. Are your bluebells English bluebells, Rooko? I've tried to get some growing in my garden a few times but they just disappear without ever growing.

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  8. Hope your plucky little verbena seedlings find a good new home! I have to rescue a couple of honesty plants that self sowed themselves into my blackcurrant. Am hoping that mil and fill will bring me the pots of primroses still lurking back at the old house when they visit later in February, as spring flowers they are hard to beat.

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    1. The little verbenas are destined for our front garden, Janet

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