Sunday, 15 April 2018

In The Clearing

I think I actually squealed with delight this morning when I went out to feed the birds. My garden has already been a bit of a slog, but we are seeing progress. The shade bed I spoke about the other day used to look like this


and that was after we'd done the initial cutting back. Anyway, this morning I was looking at the back border, where the plant jumble used to be 

back in 2014
This morning I saw this


there's only one, but I am so happy as I love these little flowers so much! We're discovering new plants all the time, so many things are popping up at the moment that we haven't seen before, amazing that things have survived being so blocked by the overgrowth. In with the roses and honeysuckle I also saw this that I don't remember seeing before


Is it some kind of mahonia? It has spiky leaves like my other mahonias but the flowers are round rather than long and pointy. I'm happy to see it at any rate. There's so much happening outside at the moment that Dan is even going to get out there today to put up the wires for my honeysuckle. Spring is magical!

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  1. Oh wow! Progress indeed. It'll be lovely in the Summer. I'm grateful Spring has now arrived. X

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    1. There's something new every day at this time of year isn't there, so much energy in everything.

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  2. Looks like spring is well underway. It is always amazing to see what you have never seen before.

    God bless.

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    1. We've even had a few sunny days, very welcome.

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  3. I love th brick wall. The flowers agaisnt the brick look so quaint.

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    1. I was so happy to discover the wall, it really adds a bit of character to the garden.

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  4. I agree with you spring is magical. I am waiting verY patiently for it to arrive. I really like the purple flower.

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    1. It feels like a long wait doesn't it!

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  5. I love snake's head fritilleries! I must go and see if ours are out yet. xxx

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  6. Lovely photos. Gardens can be very exciting, can't they?

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    1. Thank you. I'm starting to enjoy spending time out there now the mess isn't so overwhelming.

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  7. Spring is indeed magical, I can see why you are so thrilled. What an amazing difference, all your hard work has certainly paid off.

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    1. I'm so glad I've been keeping a record here as I'd started to forget how totally overgrown it was.

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  8. My fritillaries are finally managing to flower, after being flattened several times by snow. I can't help you with the yellow plant, I haven't encountered one like that.

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    1. Spring plants are so resilient aren't they.

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