Sunday, 14 April 2013

Has Spring Arrived ....Whilst I Have BeenLying Abed ?

Hello there ... just thought I ought to say Hi'

I'm feeling a lot better ... thank you for all your kind wishes ...winging their way through the bloggy ether.
Got dressed properly today and had a bit of a mooch around the garden.  

 I think Spring may have sneaked up on me whilst I lay abed snuffling.
Its all beginning to look fresh and pretty in the garden.
Even the fields have a greenish bloom to them ... the sunshine has started the grass to grow ... I know its been a real worry to the farmers.

Do  you like my little slate planter .... Hubby P made it for me years ago ... cant believe its lasted so long.
Its made from old roof slates ...holes drilled .. and wired together.
I think it was an idea out of a magazine ...

 This is Will's Horse chestnut tree ..... the big fat buds ready any minute to burst forth into leaf.

 When Will first started his training as a Tree Surgeon ... working in the woods amongst all the fabulous trees ... he would bring home seeds.

And this was one of the first he planted ... just gently pushed into some good compost ... blessed ... and left to do its thing.
Its now a sturdy little tree in a big pot ... bursting forth with its huge leaves every year ... soon we will have to find it a permanent spot to reach to the sky and celebrate the joys of living.

Who can resist a tub of tulips ... can't remember what they are ... but I'm sure they will be lovely.

And Forget-Me-Nots ...sneaking up behind the daffodils ... what a splendid colour.

Well I enjoyed my little saunter ... but the wind got up again the sun went in and the rain came... all went a bit grey.
Still I am sure we will have more sunshine ... maybe tomorrow.

Sorry its been all a bit garden-y .... but I've been nowhere else!

Back to work this week and hopefully a bit more going on .... certainly need to shop ....stocks are low...any bargains in the shops?
Why does the thought of shopping fill me with dread ....I think its that not knowing ....
not knowing how much they have banged the prices up!

Take care xx


  1. Hello Victoria, glad you're feeling a bit better, this flu thing is a drag isn't it ? One day I feel fine, then the next I'm exhausted and ached again, n fun at all!

    Lovely pics of your garden, it does look as though Spring has at last arrived ....

    Love Claire xxx

  2. so glad you're feeling better, that was some flu! Your spring photos are beautiful, I love Forget Me Nots!

  3. If you had to have that awful flu, it is a nice surprise to resurface into spring than to face the long winter again. :)

  4. Your flowers are so springy, thanks for posting! My ancient horse chestnut tree isn't even thinking about blossoming yet - my lilacs are just peeking out some green, but very little. My daffodils aren't even showing their bright yellows yet - so I hope you enjoy your color.

    Feel better soon!

  5. Glad you are feeling better. Your plants are just absolutely lovely. I also love that slate planter. Just so pretty! We are buried in snow and at this point have no idea when my flowers will peek out.

  6. Pleased you are feeling a bit better. Lovely walk through your garden.
    Dianne - Hereford

  7. sticky buds I remember those. Your garden is way ahead of ours here in Michigan. Although my daffodils are trying very hard to bloom but keeping close to the ground. Same with Hyacinth. Still its a start and I know once it starts to warm up it will soar.

  8. I look at your blog occasionally and was worried to see you hadn't posted for a while. Hope all is well with you and that you're both fully recovered. HUG x

  9. I have been waiting to get "gardeney" for months so it looks good to me. I love those boots. I cant wait to be able to get plants outside.
    Look forwards to seeing more

  10. I just checked in to see how you are, I hope all is well, I miss your posts, best wishes from Canada!

  11. I hope you are well and just busy. Spring finally here in the East coast of the USA, and we are getting some much needed rain. Good day to stay in and quilt!


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