Monday, 28 March 2011

Spring may have arrived!!

After a long, cold winter.......with the kind of snow we only get about every 30 years......Spring seems to have finally arrived in the southern UK......though I say this with fingers crossed while touching wood!!!!!
We've had a glorious, warm, sunny week.........I've been busy in the garden......and it's certainly showing signs it thinks Spring is here.

The sedums are sprouting fast.

The day lily foliage is growing fast.

The aubretia is covered in flowers.


The dozens of annual poppies will need digging up and dividing.
            The perenial poppies have loads of foliage.

The dicentra is delicately beautiful.

The plum tree is covered in buds.

The clematis are scrambling upwards.

The standard bay looks like it needs a trim.


And the daffodils are finally in bloom.
I love the promise that Spring brings.......the only problem is the grass....which seems determined to shoot for the sky!!!!

23 comments:

Amy said...

It is hard to believe these plants are from your garden after the winter photos you posted!

Kathyk said...

WOWser, your garden's looking a bit on the fab side Jacky, spring has most definitely decided to arrive in your neck of the woods

Happy Monday

Kathyk

Margi said...

Beautiful! Although they say it is Spring here I still have 3 inches or better of snow on the ground after a week of warm temps,,,thought I saw my Crocuses but I doubt I'll see them again! :( after that blast!

Sian said...

Yay! You got your photos up :) i'll have to go back and check if mine is working. After I've done the ironing of course lol

Rachel B said...

Great photos Jackey, your garden is going to look beautiful with all of the colour. I think I need some help with mine, it's a bit pitiful! :)

furrypig said...

Oooh great pictures! I am vry impressed that you know thenames of plants nd stuff in your garden I only know a few!

Karen said...

Oh, how lovely. According to the weather man we still have a week to go of winter temperatures, so our flowers will take a while longer to emerge.

Cheri said...

You are definitely ahead of us here! We have had temps in the 30's (that's hovering around 0 celcius) all last week. Should be warming up to the 50's this week - yay!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh how wonderful!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo's!
hugs
kim x

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how I wish it looked like that here! So far, Spring has been depressing with cold rains and cold temperatures. We had one day in the 70's to tease us,and then it plunged back down to the 30's. Fickle Spring!

Becky said...

Lovely spring pictures - I do like spring :)

Alison said...

Jacky thanks for your comments on my new blog! I love your photographs of the growth in your garden...I am just about to use some of mine in my next blogpost
Alison xx

Beverly said...

I love your signs of spring, we are hitting full steam ahead in NC but as usual winter had to bite us one more time...it sleeted this morning ugghh

Denise said...

Lovely photos Jacky.I've got a Dicentra which is white.My mum used to call them Dutchmens Breeches.x

Maria Ontiveros said...

We've had torrential rain this year. It will be nice to start thinking about putting in the garden soon.
Rinda

Heather said...

lovely pics Jacky! I do love spring :) and your dicentra is beautiful - I must get one of those lol xx

Ginger said...

Oh how I long for signs of grass and budding of leaves, but I still have 3 feet of snow in my back yard! Supposedly we are to see some melting this week:) Your photos make me smile.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Wow! That's a lot of spring popping up at your place, Jacky! How lovely for you! And I'm impressed that you know all the names of all those plants! LOL - that's one of my weaknesses. :o) Enjoy!!! xo

Kimberly said...

Lovely photos! It's just fabulous that Spring is finally here.

alexa said...

My goodness, you are about a month ahead of us!

pinky said...

Definitely sigs of spring there Jacky. How do you keep your garden so nice. Nothing is going in mine and mainly because of our dog;(

Cherry said...

Beautiful shots of your beautiful garden Jacky. Just love the colour. I feel scrapbook pages coming into focus or one of your wonderful canvases. Hugs Cherry XxX

humel said...

I'm glad I made the most of that sunshine while it lasted - it seems to have disappeared again! Lovely to see the signs of spring though :-)