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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: signs of life? Reply with quote

so what's stirring in your garden?
we have the snowdrops out, with the crocuses and some primroses not far behind, and a few other bulbs showing shoots.. the rhubarb is also waking up (a bit early, i'd have thought), with a few other plants showing too - some euphorbia, a peony (we think), as well as a few others. i would have thought it's been a bit too cold for that sort of life.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have daffs pushing up there leaves a good bit, also buds and in some cases leaves forming on all our native young trees. euphorbia looking healthy like yours too medieval knievel but no sign of the rhubarb yet. Possibly a good thing from the way you mentioned it . Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a few selected pics of whats stirrin' in parts of my garden.
I would love to see others.
Enjoy. Very Happy



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snowdrops out as well. Berberis darwinii here almost ready to flower. Perpetual spinich in the small veg patch still producing since last summer, although I think tonight frost will finish it off, or maybe not. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

verge wrote:
Berberis darwinii here almost ready to flower. )


A bit of a way off flowering here, but budding. Attached a few photographs. Im loving the new picture uploader. Its so easy.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's not a plant but I found frogspawn in our pond yesterday. It was frozen this morning. Does anyone know if it will survive the current weather?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then, while I was taking a photo of the frogspawn I spotted this.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garlicbreath wrote:
I know it's not a plant but I found frogspawn in our pond yesterday. It was frozen this morning. Does anyone know if it will survive the current weather?


Should be no problem to it as its pretty hardy. Thanks to everybody for showing all their gardens so far. Its helped brighten up a dreary day. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found these in my raised flower bed today! I have been so taken up with rodents and seed potatoes I did not even think of flowers! They really cheered me up and reminded me why I garden.
Top photo is a tiny crocus poking its head above lemon thyme to the left and
campanula to the front.
Second photo one solitary Dianthus which has been moved so many times as it got bigger and outgrew its space but it comes back each year and it will flower from now until around November in a profusion of flowers as long as I dead head it regularly.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the third pleasantly mild day in a row and all of a sudden there are signs of life everywhere, chives and wild garlic pushing up bright green shoots, crocus, snowdrops and wood anemone in flower, more frogspawn in the pond. And, the birdsong has cranked up several gears. It looks like Spring might have arrived!!! Hurray Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garlicbreath wrote:
And, the birdsong has cranked up several gears. It looks like Spring might have arrived!!! Hurray Laughing


Birds going mad around by me as well. Smile Great to hear, heartwarming.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Garlicbreath, you're in the same neck of the woods as myself, and I've just done my first few hours of gardening this spring, only stopping now so's I (and my back) don't regret it all tomorrow!
I can't believe how many plants are pushing through the soil, and how fat so many buds are......you really have to get down on your knees to see up close how even a very bare-looking flower bed is just bursting with life.
And the husband has just made two nestboxes out of wineboxes !.....we're hoping our newly resident robin will set up home in one.
Yes, Spring IS here!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's a few from the garden today; a flower (whose name i can't remember), a primrose, euphorbia, dicentra or astilbe (i think dicentra) beginning to peek out, a peony (we think - if any can tell otherwise, please say so), more euphorbia, primroses, and a hellebore.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely to see some more captures of spring. Thanks everyone. Which pic do you believe is the peony medieval knievel?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it would be the fifth pic in that post, P2158275 (Small).jpg
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