Garden Update

This last weekend has been really busy – spring is here! πŸ™‚

Things are moving on at a pace in the garden, flowers are really springing up, vegetable seeds are starting to be planted in seed trays and the blackbirds are singing furiously to proclaim territory and catch a mate. πŸ˜€

This is one of many crocus types in my garden, they are delicate and beautiful and a sure sign that the weather is getting warmer when they leap into flower.

We have a small population of daffodils; although not the best for bees and pollinators they look pretty and give a wonderful splash of colour to the garden with their electric yellow colour.

Our bluebells are just coming through as you can see the little orbs on the plant, I hope they are as spectacular as last year and the large leaf of a tulip plant (in the foreground on the left of the blurred daffodil) are beginning to spread out into its familiar pose; I really hope we get a few more this year. πŸ™‚

I’ve cut my Buddleia plants down to about 18-20 inches this year (this is a photograph of the nearly finished one), they needed a hard cut after last years massive growth spurt and the flowers should be even longer giving the butterflies and other pollinators lots of food for them all! πŸ™‚

My giant Allium has burst through the ground and is just starting to crawl up the bamboo cane I have as a stake for it; looking forward to the show of the lovely round bulbous flower head it produces for the bees and the splash of purple when it blooms. πŸ™‚

In the greenhouse the seeds have been sown in trays for tomatoes and I’m getting ready to get the small seed bed ready to plant out too!

I also made a new shelf because the old one was in a slightly warn state. πŸ™‚

Our birds are busy as well and I will leave you with this picture of a male goldfinch on one of our poles that the runner beans climb up later on in the year.

How are things moving in your gardens any unusual things springing up?

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8 responses to “Garden Update

  1. Slow going here….now snow in our forecast. Nothing planted outdoors yet, but the seedlings in the light stand and basement bench are growing nicely. Nice post, thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you, we didn’t really have much snow here over the winter, just a few inches. Now the spring has arrived it’s great just to be able to get back to the garden. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the kind comments. πŸ˜‰

  2. What a beautiful goldfinch! Your photos are so exciting, I was out looking over my garden earlier and was so excited to see the alliums, tulips etc shooting up earlier. Nothing as exciting as a goldfish for me though.

    • We have had quite a few of them this year, they tell me off if I’m working on or in the garage! πŸ˜€

      Thanks for the compliment and commenting. πŸ™‚

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