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How cute is that. My male brambling is eyeing up my bird ornament with solar powered light on my picnic table. I would love to get a photo of the female if she comes to feed and sees this. He has been looking at it for over ten minutes now.
hi happy marion
what a lovely picture,i hope you are well,i have been unable to get onto this blog for quite a while,as been dealing with sad issue with in our family,not a great out come,so now getting back to some kind of ''normal'' life,if ever.
your garden sounds amazing and you really must be a gifted gardener...have you started on your pond yet?
The old carpet is down and covered with the pond liner and the edges anchored. When we had that frightful rain it began to fill up nicely but one night the wind was fierce and my anchoring not good enough so the water drained out the corner where the liner lifted. But i will tackle it again when the cold lifts as all is intact and still there. I hope your garden and the wildlife in it will help you heal after your trauma, Sarah. So lovely to hear from you. i am very well but feeling the cold and so my photos at the moment are coming from the kichen window!
New Brunswick in Canada where my sister lives had a heavy fall of snow this week and hoar frost, so she sent me this beautiful picture of her poplar tree.
And of her neighbours ice sculptures
Fab pictures, happymarion! I'm still glad we don't get all that snow, though.
Welcome back, Sarah. Hope the froum will help you recover and start feeling more positive about life.
These Galanthus elwesii "Colossus" have been delighting me for two months already this winter. Their
parent is behind and very much smaller.
The picottee hellebores still have a month of flowering on them.
One of my friends from the Alpine Garden Society has just grought me an article for our group newsletter on Hellebores. I took this picture of her and her husband;s garden which is a picture that illustrates a winter wonder indeed.
Great pics Marion
One more week officially of winter but the flowers in my garden think it is spring despite the cold. The brightest was the deep purple
of the Iris reticulata,
All ready for the official end of winter - the Bee Hotel at the Bristol Botanic Garden is taking bookings.
This was tahen 10.03.13
The secret of getting spring flowers to flower outside before winter is officially over seems to me to garden in the city centre. Here are Tulipa kaufmanniana "Love Song" in fill flower in my friend's garden just a few miles from me "out in the sticks". That extra 1 degree makes such a difference. Mine are showing red in my garden but only just.
Gorgeous Happy Marion. You are so right about the little differences in conditions. Love these colours - lovely pot display and nice to see it. Very cheering. Love to see your photos.
What a beautiful pic. Wish mine looked like this
I have just been out in my garden although it is nippy today again and will take some pictures later. My kaufmanniana tulips are just showing in pots and the daffodils have survived the horrible weather so I will have a sea of colour for the end of winter.The outdoor hyacinths are showing too.
Oh, my goodness what a blaze of colour in my garden both front (north facing) and back (south facing). Here is a taster.
The lushness of spring is just beginning.
It is the end of winter tomorrow so I will post a last picture from my garden before the lushness of spring begins.
Hi Marion - I've really enjoyed all your Winter Wonders and look forward to seeing your Spring Sensations soon