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19/02/2014 at 08:30

Love those little crocuses - so cheerful 

22/02/2014 at 17:52

Some pics from the garden today:

This is the best it's done

 Some Northern snowdrops creeping into the picture 


22/02/2014 at 18:47

Lovely pics 4thPanda.Here are some from mine today.


22/02/2014 at 19:10

Thanks Pinkie  Yours are looking good too 

22/02/2014 at 22:30

Lovely pics, your gardens are more advanced than mine and I live so much further south! I suppose the UK has the gulf stream.

23/02/2014 at 17:17


It's been a lovely sunny day today and crocuses have been out and the first daffodil. There is a big black insect (?anyone know it) on a pulmonaria which is still mostly in bud.

23/02/2014 at 18:11

Hi all, I'll post some pics of my full garden later when I get on the laptop, but for now here is a quick snap I took on the iPad today, I was really excited that my first crocus is about to flower


23/02/2014 at 22:54

Can't help with the black insect Lizzie - looks curious.

lovely to see the first blooms of the year - love your crocus peeping out Tracey.

Here's some snaps of my garden this afternoon

 This one is shouting "I'm first, I'm first" - hopefully all the others in the garden will be following soon

 Some of my hellebores - this is their first year to flower - such a proud Mum

 Daphne - looking lovely- smelling even better!

 Bit of zingy lime to brighten things up a bit

23/02/2014 at 22:59

lovely pics all, Bizzy-Lizzie, could that be a solitary bee?not sure when bees start appearing?

24/02/2014 at 18:53

 and leaves of climbing rose a Shropshire Lad


Not really a lovely pic, but exciting for me as they are my hostas in a pot.


24/02/2014 at 19:24

Lovely pics everyone. 

Chicky,is your Daphne a --Bholua. I want one of those they smell gorgeousI

24/02/2014 at 21:47

Loving these pics  

My crocus is out today and 2 more, I took some pics and will post tomorrow 

24/02/2014 at 23:28

Lily - yes, a bhoula - jaqueline postil

26/02/2014 at 19:35

This was fluttering around my garden today as I was having an after winter tidy and getting garden ready for another year of gardening.  Landed on my gloves I'd taken off.  Not sure if it's a moth or butterfly.  

26/02/2014 at 19:40

Lovely photo's everyone. I know exactly what you mean Busy, I got so excited today day over the merest suggestion of a bud on my Japanese Maple.

27/02/2014 at 20:27

Tim - not an expert on butterflies but it could be a comma ?  Only one i know with wiggledy edges to its wings.   Great pic

27/02/2014 at 20:41

Its a butterfly Tim 'Tortoiseshell' it is still classed as common but getting more less seen, unfortunately. Try and attract them please,



28/02/2014 at 09:45

Looks like a Comma to me. Saw 1 here last year, pretty thing

28/02/2014 at 09:54

Definitely a Comma. Torties are more 'solid' - they have more defined triangular  wings.


 They're all lovely whichever type they are. We don't get Commas here but Torties, Peacocks and Red Admirals are quite plentiful. 

and yes - the pic is the right way up - he was on my neighbour's garage enjoying the summer sun!

28/02/2014 at 15:07


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