Sunday, 13 March 2016

Spring Flowers in the Garden

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a great weekend and a lovely Sunday.

If you've read my previous post - and thank you to all who left such kind comments - you will know that there's not much crafting being done at the moment, but I did spend some time yesterday sorting out my family history scrapbook album. There's so much material - birth, marriage and death certificates, census reports and just a few photographs - that I'm going to have to split it into more than one album before I'm done. It's not at the stage that I can share but I will just as soon as it is.

Instead, as it's been quite a nice day here and I enjoyed a wee stroll round the garden taking some photos, I thought I'd share a few today.
Each year I buy a pot of these tiny daffodils, these are Tete-a-Tete, and keep them in a box which sits just by the back door ... I do like to have something pretty and cheerful to greet us as there ... and when they've done flowering I transplant them in a border. These ones are from 2014 and 2015,  as you can see they've done really well.
This is the plant box as it is now. As well as the usual pots of bulbs - snowdrops, bluebells, and, of course, daffodils - all gone over now, there are some hellebores, pinks and a variety of herbs. The herbs and pinks are for the little herbary we've designed based on an idea from Geoff Hamilton.
All I have to do is fill the pots with compost and it will be ready.

It's so uplifting to see all the Spring flowers ... here's a few more.
Primula 'Wanda'

Crocus - unknown variety

Viburnum 'Eve Price'

Red Wallflower

Sarcococca 'Winter Gem'
Sarcococca is also known as Sweet Box and for good reason. The flowers may be tiny but they certainly pack a perfumed punch. 

Hope you all enjoyed these photos as much as I do. 

Take care and have a great week.


Barb said...

Your photos are beautiful Elizabeth. I sure they must give you great joy when you walk outside and see them. The pots for your herbary look lovely. I used to enjoy watching Geoff Hamilton on Friday evenings.

It sounds as if your getting on well sorting out your family history. It is a very popular thing to do and it sounds a lot of fun.

I hope the physio starts soon and helps with your arthritis. Barbxx

Annie said...

Gorgeous Ellie. Spring is my fav time of the much promise of things to come. I have little treasures popping up all round our garden too but several have been knocked back a little with moving them last year so they will hopefully do better next year....more promise :-)
Sending you big hugs,
Annie x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Elizabeth, what lovely flowers and it's wonderful to see them as it means Spring is well and truly on it's way. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden, Kate x

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for sharing these pretty blooms. They are fab! Love those tete a tete dafs...I do the same as you. Mine sit in a box at my front door and then go into the garden after.

Most of my bulbs came up...first bulbs ever in that back garden. IT is a sea of dafs at the mo...but it has rained buckets lately...we have had 100 km per hour winds and my poor blossoms are looking a little windblown!

Sandra H said...

How lovely to have such a lot of colour in the garden x