Sunday, 6 March 2011

My March Garden..

Things are really moving in the garden now...the brilliant green spikes in the back of the bed here are Paul's beloved day lilies. The change from last month is incredible..
I think it's a result of lots of rain combined with a good few days (including today) of sunshine. While the temperatures aren't really what I'd call warm yet (hovering around 8c) and the wind is bitter, the days are so much longer now...and when the sun does shine, there's some power in it...

The hydrangeas won't be long now..

And the roses that I pruned so assiduously a few weeks ago are springing into life - a few weeks ago they looked like a lot of dry brown twigs!

The 'bird tree' (I don't know what it is!) is sprouting emerald foliage, which the blackbirds, robins and bluetits love to perch in..

soon little button heart that hangs there will be completely hidden....
I've been weeding every fine day...soon it will be time to sweep the path and plant some new perennials - once the threat of frost is past...

But for now it's still a bit chilly to be out there too much!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! xoxo


11 comments:

  1. Oh...this looks so wonderful..I absolutely 'love' the first sproutings of spring..new life..newness all around:) Thank you sooo much for sharing this wonderful post with us!

    Blessings...
    xoox Gert

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  2. it feels so good to get out in the garden, doesn't it? Even if it's still cold, the signs are there.

    Can't wait to see your garden in full summer. I bet it's really gorgeous.

    hope you have had a gorgeosu Sunday. I still want a cheesy scone! :o) x

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  3. Oh Rachel, your garden is looking so ALIVE!! Brightens my day to think that your garden is so full of LIFE!! So many changes have happened in the last month. Here, my garden isn't even visible yet! Many inches of snow still cover it. Thank you for sharing these pics. I can't wait to see things happen in our garden. Enjoy your cool, sunny day with Alice and Charlie! (btw, Charlie is my Mom's cat's name) xo

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  4. looks lovely rachel...i have been out in the garden every day now...planting sunflowers, foxgloves, corn, dill, tomatoes...i got 4 dwarf citrus the other day and planted them in some HUGE concrete urns we got at an estate sale in cambria...they are so wonderful...i planted underneath with sorbet johnny jump ups...i think this summer's garden will be my BEST yet. looking forward to it...and how is the adoption going with the little foxy????

    teddy and i are wondering and.....

    sending love today, my friend
    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  5. Enjoyed this post, Rachel. Although we have green appearing, we actually had some snow this morning! No lingering about for evidence, though. It was gone as quickly as it came. We have a small patch of spinach that we are hopeful will show some good growth after the winter, but it's too soon to tell at this point.

    Hope your week will be off to a super start!

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  6. Oh, sooo good to see the little plants poke their noses up!!! No snow now for you! How lovely! Daffodils have sprouted thru the snow up at the little cabin in the woods! Yay!! Can hardly wait with anticipation! Enjoy the puppies, honey! Sending extra love and hugs to all, Sherry xxoo

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  7. Rachel....oh how lovely it is!!!I'm excited FOR you....and seeing it just makes me all the more anxious for my own garden. When I'm back home I shall take some photographs of our Colorado March garden but you want see all of these wonderful sprouts.
    As for Charlie----I LOVE the name and that Alice has a little brother/friend!!! Wonderful!!!!
    Love and Hugs,
    Joann

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  8. The promise of spring everywhere you look!
    xx
    julie

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  9. Beautiful pictures, it's so lovely to see the plants poking out, waiting to greet Spring. Thanks for sharing a little corner of England with us. Xxxxxxxxxx

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  10. Oh your garden is looking lovely Rachel, you can really see that spring is just around the corner. It is so encouraging to feel the sunshine gently warming us and the soil little by little each day and before we know it, 20th March will be here and then winter will be over...and I cannot wait!
    I am looking forward to your April garden update already :)
    Love Morwenna xoxo

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  11. I have just read your lovely comment on my blog, thank you so much for your kind words.
    Oh my golly crumpets you have another doglet?! That is wonderful news, I need to know everything! Yay I am so happy for you, Paul and of course darling Alice
    Love Morwenna
    xoxo

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