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Monday, August 26, 2013

Tomorrow.. the first day of spring 2013!

They said on the news that we had a very mild winter this year and I totally agree. Normally around this time of year it's still pretty cold, but there have been days over the last couple of weeks where I have been working in my garden with just a singlet top on!  I'm not complaining of course as a lot of the bulbs I planted weeks ago are now popping their heads!

my pretty tulips that I just love looking at everyday.. some of the hyacinths have come and gone already..

Iceberg king daffodils.. will definitely have to get more for next year.. they have a frilly centre that start off a buttery yellow then fade to an icy pale yellow.. just gorgeous and rightly named!

Most of my time these days are spent in the garden. I planted 20 new roses already and have 10 more to go! I literally cannot wait for them all to flower and look forward to all the beautiful bouquets I will have.
I have been working on this new garden bed which is an extension to where I have my new arch. This is along the fence line and now joins up to my veggie patch at the far back. I have blue bells planted in the metal tub, which is bottom less btw, so ideal for the roots to roam free.

Where you see the lattice along the fence line I had planted a climbing Jasmina (rose) last year and hope to put in 2 more roses, one either side.
OK, so lets take a walk up the driveway to the very front of my yard.. just under those big pine trees..

 I haven't been able to show much before as the plants were and still are a bit small but you can see all the daffodils I planted in winter, about 200 of them!...this would be a stretch of about 40 mtrs long. I also planted a few in the wheelbarrow that haven't flowered yet. I picked up that wheelbarrow at a kerbside clean up just round the corner from where I live. I think some pansies would look lovely in there.. must get some next time I go out..

this photo below is looking back towards the driveway.. and you can see my neighbour's orchard.. his fruit trees are coming into flower.. which is a pretty sight!
can you see the space between the hedge and the front gate posts? I have a row of pink camelias planted there and a climber with huge white trumpet flowers right on the end.. which are also still small at this stage.

can you tell I love my tulips?
 can't wait for the other varieties to flower.! bring on spring!!
till next time.. take care, Maryann

1 comment:

lynn said...

i envy your garden just coming on, maryann:) ours are starting to die back. your patio is so pretty! enjoy!


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