Friday, 5 April 2013

Garden Update - Spring 2013

Boy, Spring is late this year.  Or cold.  Or something.  Snow in Normandy today, but here just cold air, grey skies and drizzle.  None the less, the Spring plants are doing their thing, and there is some colour in the garden.

The winter Honeysuckle has pretty much finished flowering now, and Forsythia is not yet out.  But these daffs don't seem to know what a miserable day it is today, and there is even some colour in the wallflowers already.  And the Christmas rose is still going.

These Aubretias and daffs combine to make a nice little Spring area in the bigger flower bed, and I particularly like the colour of this separate clump.  I'm not sure if it's what you would call cobalt blue, but the colour reminds me of those little crunchy scented sweets you used to get, I can't remember what they were called.

The Primulas and Hyacinths have pretty much had their day, but there is still time to acknowledge their contribution to the general lifting of spirits.

I have always liked the way the dew collects in droplets at the centre of Lupin leaves, a habit that extends to this tree Lupin that has survived the Winter.  And there is pleasure too in anticipation; these Paeony shoots promise fine things to come in a few weeks.


James Higham said...

What colour is your thumb, Mark?

Helen Devries said...

That's a hardy tree lupin!

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