Thursday, 15 January 2015

Oh! What's Occurring?

While pottering about the garden, doing that glamorous chore that dog owners everywhere do, A dash of colour amongst the damp, drabness caught my eye.
"Oh! What's occurring?" as I brush away the leaves to find out.
Turns out, the garden has been busy when I haven't been paying attention.
Surprise!

The twisted Willow reigns in it's contorted position, 

the moss is growing lush and vibrant bullying away the grass,

and a lot is going on in the flower bed. I don't know what. Maybe it's a snow drop? Hyacinth? I'll find out soon! I don't even know what all the other stuff is but it's where the Poppies, Nigella and the Marigolds normally bloom.

And look! Papaver Checkerboard? establishing itself. 
It's so nice to have things to look forward to;

even if it is a spot of weeding or sprucing things up a bit.

11 comments:

  1. I'm the same this year. I think I've been blinkered by the dampness - until the other day when I spotted some shoots poking up and then I started to notice lots of things coming alive. Like your rusty tin can succulent pot :) Lovely pics!

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  2. I remember that last tin in it's glory days - the Heinz can yes?

    Such an exciting time seeing the primroses and bulbs making an appearance, that reminds me I must get some hyacinths for the house - their scent is smashing, overpowers the smell of husband guff and stinky children any day of the week!

    Every time I see twisted willow like that it makes me want to hang teeny weeny eggs on it, maybe I have been overdosing on Easter images on Pinterest lately...

    Thanks for joining in again pickle - hope everything is ok your end x

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    1. You have such an amazing memory! It was the Heinz beans can:-) Alas, I don't think it will make it much longer, so we'll have to put some beans in our bellies. I think I will bring those Hyacinths into the house then if they won't suffer from the indoors? It's not my hubby that stinks, but me and the dog post sweaty runs. Sneak a few branches of the willow for your eggs and decor- they are so pretty as posh decorative sticks!

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  3. I'm sure under the blown down fences there must be some new life growing somewhere in my garden!

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    1. :-( Shame about the fences. We've been lucky with ours, but not so easy going outdoors in this wind. The kids wheel barrow nearly hit one of our windows, the sandpit that had been weighed down rolled past another and my curtain got blown off the rail when I opened the door and I had to go and find it round the neighbours house! I hope the wind settles down soon, or at least brings some pretty snow with it!

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  4. Isn't it nice when you discover little Spring plants appearing among the fallen leaves. I've discovered a couple of yellow primroses emerging in my garden. These are lovely photos.

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  5. I love that twisted willow - very pretty silhouetted against the sky. Isn't it great that things are starting to pop up even if we don't quite know what they are yet! x

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  6. What a fantastic willow, i really must get out and see what's happening in my own garden. Just another cup of tea first! #hdygg

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  7. Your lovely photos show that green can be just as vibrant as all those flower colours. I too am wondering what it is that's emerging in some of my borders, it's probably weeds in our case but I always leave it for a while just in case - less work to do that way too!

    I love that succulent tin :)

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  8. Lovely to see buds starting to bloom. I can feel a promise of spring.. will come soon! Love the last photo. In Manila I always use old milk of condensed milk to plant herbs and they rust cuz of the rain and would look like that =) #hdygg

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  9. Happy Monday!

    I'm so excited for spring, beautiful shots.

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