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Cold but sunny! and then came the snow

06 February 2018 07:19:03

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It was a very cold damp day yesterday, Monday, but it did brighten up in the afternoon. So I got outside for an hour and cut away more foliage that has now well and truly gone over. Lots of buds and new plants emerging through the soil, those that can where its not been compacted by the dogs and myself! 

We have had a delivery of some beautiful granite building stone which we are planning on using around the garden. Maybe making some beds and tiered borders. Dont really know just yet but it will be used in the garden as some sort of feature/features. So looking forward to the weather picking up now again soon and getting started on that.......even though we have had snow last night, but thankfully it is melting away this morning. Roads are clear anyway! And it looks like a nice bright cold sunny day. Dont you just love Spring!

A couple of photos of whats trying its best to flower now!

This little Leucojum(I think!) down the back of the garden, almost hidden completely by the fallen leaves that are still there.....well not anymore. Its so tiny and very hard to photo. But a gorgeous little thing.

Two more Hellebores.....no names of course. I think the second one is Double Ellen Picotee....its in my front garden and almost battered by the wind, but still standing tall!

I have a few more coming up now too, slowly, but dont you just love Hellebores and how at this time of year while everything else is barely alive these add such beauty to the garden.

Have a lovely day whatever you do today!





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Dick Dick 06 February 2018 12:42:49

These flowers are lovely. My Hellebores have come to nothing this season. We also had snow last night and looking out the back window it looked as if I would not get the car out but the roads were good. My tomato plants are almost ready to pot up, the reason the amount of sun.

PeterW PeterW 06 February 2018 14:56:36

Look forward to see what ye do with the stone and the second hellebore might be lenten rose. Also I'm sure the 1st photo is a double snowdrop flore peno, I could be wrong

Jackie Jackie 06 February 2018 15:08:08

Turned out a great day now Dick. Just back from a walk and definitely some heat in that sun out if the brisk wind;) 

Yep Peter you are dead right. Went out earlier to look again and when I looked again I thought hmmm that’s not that ha. Thanks ;) must check my labels. Flipping pup has them everywhere lol 


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