Sunday, 16 March 2014

Super Sunday!

Today, the weather has just about been perfect, if a tad chilly.  It really felt as if Spring was in the air.  To celebrate I took a quick photographic inventory of what is currently in bloom in our little garden.



Yes, the sky really is that shade of blue today....stunning!



The grape hyacinths have really spread this year.  I let them set seed before trimming them down to the ground and this is the result.


   
I love these Pieris flowers.  These are wonderful plants.  They are evergreen and when they put on new foliage in the spring it is the most beautiful shade of red. 



Remember these white tulips from a previous post?  We enjoyed them in the house for a couple of weeks.  I've planted them out in the garden and they are still blooming. 




The quince buds have begun to open and show their delicate coloured flowers. It produced two large fruits last year!



You can't tell it from this photo but this forget-me-not is growing in a crack of the concrete garden path.  They grow like weeds here. I tried for years to grow them in my garden in the States with no success so I let them do as they please here.



Speaking of weeds, well plants that have introduced themselves into the garden, look at this perfect colour combination.   The celandines will have to go but they look so pretty with the pale primrose. I didn't have the heart to dig them out....YET!  

9 comments:

  1. It has been a glorious day here today... You have some lovely spring flowers .. that quince blossom is a gorgeous colour :o)

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    1. That little quince is one of my favourites simply because of the colour. : D

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    2. That little quince is one of my favourites simply because of the colour. : D

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  2. Lovely spring flower pictures and is n't it wonderful those surprising little plants growing in cracks of the pavement. I always leave them where they are, too pretty to remove.

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    1. Nature is a much better gardener than I am. ; D

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  3. Gorgeous photos, especially the first one against the vivid blue sky!

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  4. Lovely photos, Debs. I can't get over that fab pink magnolia against the gorgeous deep blue sky!

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    1. Thanks, Claire! It was a sight for sore eyes after all the bleak weather this winter.

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