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21/03/2013 at 16:14

Anything new in the garden marion?

21/03/2013 at 17:49

The tulips and hyacinths are showing their colour and forsythia, kerria and flowering currant breaking their blossom.  One plum tree is too soon with its blossom as it is too cold for pollinators, even flies.  Seed sowing in full flow in the conservatory and repotting.  Busiest time of the year but I would rather be doing more of it outside.  It has been a long dire winter but no plants seem to have suffered, at least in my garden. I am hoping the marvellous show of snowdrops who just loved the now will result in some new varieties.

21/03/2013 at 18:41

It is always great to hear from you happy marion, you have such a positive atitude

I had been getting a bit down about the awful weather, but feel better now.

21/03/2013 at 18:47

Batten down the haches Big storm acommin


21/03/2013 at 18:47
Saw some lovely tulips at GC today , wish I'd bought them now and some lovely golden bell daffodil ...wish I'd bought those too now humpffff
25/03/2013 at 09:50

"25th of March and I find myself wondering when this winter is going to end.  You can have too much of a good thing if you can call it that now.  I know the plants need a rest but this is turning into a long lie-in which could result in lethargy for the rest of the year.

25/03/2013 at 10:04

I think these hyacynths have rested long enough! just took this photo.

 These daffs are just trying to bloom, strange strain, the label has blown away in the gales so dont know what they are called, they are very tiny.

The primroses were plugs from Parkers I bought in October, so am pleased with those, they get burried in snow, blown about in the winds up here and still blooming, bless.


25/03/2013 at 10:12

Lyn, could they be Rip van Winkle? It's a double dwarf variety.

25/03/2013 at 10:18

Lyn your tubs look lovely  What colour are the Hyacinths?

Pam LL x 

25/03/2013 at 10:39

Lizzie, you are right, I did buy those.

Lily, I havent a clue about the colour, again, labels just get lost up here, but all of them are very late I think, some hardly showing at all, or are they late, I dont know, we are a good 3 weeks behind most people with everthing up here on the west edge of Dartmoor, although Devon is generally warmer than other countys , I think its because we are so high up just here.

The reason I mentioned them was because Bev has a photo in the AG mag this week of a hyacinth fully opened.

25/03/2013 at 14:40

Lyn-love your pics. My Hyacinths have been open for a couple of weeks now. As I went out this morning I noticed the beauty of the dark blue and pink Hyacinths, but there were gaps where some must have rotted away.There are a few that haven't produced flowers yet. I live right on the south coast, between Brighton and Eastbourne. We are usually just behind Cornwall and Devon but I really begin to wonder if the weather will ever warm up.

26/03/2013 at 12:47

This picture was taken in my garden on 02.04.12.  I bet this year when we are still in the grip of winter ,althiugh the


Anemone blanda are flowering, the tulips will not be.

26/03/2013 at 12:57
Strangely enough, although not many daffs are out yet, I do have a few tulips, probably because I didn't plant them so deep.
26/03/2013 at 13:04

I have buds on the tulips but they refuse to open as there is no warmth and so no pollinators.  My daffs have been out some weeks now and of course they have not been polliated and are lasting and lasting.  swings and roundaouts, eh, Lyn.


26/03/2013 at 14:28

a lot of my daffs have spoiled and the slugs had a go at them,the tiny daffs are o.k .My tulips in pots in the garage are doing well and the ones in the garden are just showing.I spotted  one patch of lung-wort coming out ,spring cant be that far off can it?

26/03/2013 at 14:54

few things that are flowering now, its good what you can see when you really look.

Is this aramis?

aubretia, grown from seeds last year

pretty daff.

 Pulmonaria just coming into bloom

 primula, still struggling up but getting there.


Bulls eye geranium, in the conservatory


26/03/2013 at 17:29

Arabis, Lyn.  Aramis was one of the Three MUsketeers!.  Lovely pictures. Like your rocks.  After people and plants rocks are at the top of my favourite things.

26/03/2013 at 18:37
That's it Marion, I just couldn't think of the right word
Rocks is something I have plenty off, we have build a dry stone wall with what's been dug out of the garden so far, and I have only just started the garden
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