Monday, February 22

View from the windows

We have a large magnolia tree at the side of out house and so the area under it is very shaded in late spring and summer. For this reason the underplanting is very much based on late winter/early spring flowers.

Another reason for the spring planting is that this area is overlooked by two of our windows and so we can enjoy the garden even when the weather prevents us from being outside.
 The snowdrops have joined the hellebores and burst from their buds.
Some of the miniature daffodils planted around the bird bath are also now flowering with more buds opening and adding to the display each day.
The bird bath and the bird feeding area close to the windows also add to the interest and provide plenty of photo opportunities.


26 comments:

  1. Oh, what a heavenly sight.....ground!! Flowers!! How lovely. I cannot wait for spring here (2 more months!)

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    1. Spring is my favourite season, Sue

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  2. A truly magnificent sight and great use of a shady area. Fabulous Sue!

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  3. What a lovely splash of late Winter colour. Daffies and more starting to appear all over now, surely Spring cannot be far behind?

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    1. Here's hoping, Deborah. We went to RHS Harlow Carr this afternoon. It was very bright and sunny but also very cold.

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  4. What a glorious sight! Normally we are in sub zero temps & buried under snow until the end of March. But all our snow melted in the last couple of days, so I'll be walking about today to see if anything is happening in the garden.

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    1. We complain if any snow hangs around for a week, Margaret

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  5. A lovely spring garden Sue, it does make sense to have one that can be viewed from the house. I also have bird feeders that can be seen from the dinning room window, the wildlife is such an important part of enjoying a garden.

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    1. I's hate a garden without the birds, Brian. The are flying flowers but we certainly have had less since last summer,

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  6. It looks fabulous with everything blooming. It's good that you're able to make use of the area with spring flowers before the magnolia takes the light away. You've got a good amount of both hellebores and snowdrops.

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    1. Basically in summer it is just leaf cover, Jo but there is summer interest elsewhere and we still have the bird to watch. They appreciate the cover given by the magnolia.

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  7. What a wonderful spot, you've made a really beautiful job of it. Lovely that you can see it from inside as well.

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    1. It is raised up as well CJ and so the ground is almost at window level so we can appreciate the flowers more.

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  8. What a view from your window! I am jealous.

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    1. For now you can share our view Alain

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  9. This is how a late winter border should look! What a delight!

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    1. Thank you Sarah I'm glad that you like it,

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  10. What a lovely area! Cleverly planted and a well chosen site. I feel Spring coming on:)

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    1. The site really chose itself Sweffling. It was more a case of what can we plant here that will do well?

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  11. That's one of my favourite areas of your garden Sue, I love the planting.

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    1. It's my favourite at the moment, Janet

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  12. Now that's a view I would be more than happy to look out on Sue. Must follow your example and plant more cyclamen. They fit in so well with snowdrops and hellebores.

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    1. I only planted one or two cyclamen, Anna the rest have self sowed. We have cyclamen self sowing in places all over the garden. I'd like to try and sneak some primroses in amongst the plants to if I can find space.

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