This last weekend has been really busy – spring is here! 🙂
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. 😀
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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?