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At Last - Spring!

Wandering round the garden wondering where to start after this winters` devastation, I became aware that the spring flowers were all trying their best already so I abandoned the trowel in favour of the camera!

Snowdrops on the rockery

A patch of saffron crocus

Purple crocus macro

Saffron crocus macro

Yellow crocus

Elephants ears

Japonica ( chaenomeles)

Winter honeysuckle

Green Hellebore

Pulmonaria ... soldiers & sailors


Bells of Ireland




& some weeds... daisies in the lawn

Speedwell on the veggie patch

Butterbur under the hedge

Even a bit of food!

Hope you liked the tour of the garden

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Date Fri, 18/02/2011 - 22:55

I'm jealous Marion. Mine looks a mess. I feel I must go and tidy mine up now lol.

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Date Fri, 18/02/2011 - 23:22

Spring such a wonderful season!.  Great pics, thank you.

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Date Fri, 18/02/2011 - 23:55

You have a lovely garden Marion and these pics are just super, I love the macro shots, well done, best wishes from Jenny.

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Date Sat, 19/02/2011 - 05:20

Hi Marion, Thanks so much for sharing your garden. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour - made me a little homesick (I've been in New Zealand 6 years) I could almost smell the spring air !! Thanks Chris

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Date Sat, 19/02/2011 - 09:04

I like this, Marion. But then, I also love Spring. Everything comes back to life, but me. lol

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Date Sat, 19/02/2011 - 09:21

Hi Marion,

Spring certainly seems to have arrived in the Isle of Wight. Send us some will you as its snowing like mad and settleing here.

Lovely blog, thanks for taking the time to do it.


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Date Sat, 19/02/2011 - 12:24

Lovely Marion, although I fear we may be some way off that ooop north. Snow in the lakes again this morning!

Nice to know it's not far away though!



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Date Sat, 19/02/2011 - 14:12

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Date Sat, 19/02/2011 - 18:59

 Oh! I am jealous Marion. We have Daffodils in bud but not open yet and a couple of Snowdrop in our garden and thats all. Thanks for showing us what's ahead hopfully. A lovely blog I enjoyed it very much.

Best wishes Christine

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Date Sun, 20/02/2011 - 10:15

Cameras always beat trowels, Marion. Although I wouldn't recommend using a FinePix to do the weeding with. Great shots, thanks for sharing

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Date Sun, 20/02/2011 - 22:36

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Date Mon, 21/02/2011 - 10:11

Marion, what a lot of flowers you have!  Its lovely to see what is already appearing, it does your heart good to know that spring is just around the corner.  

Thanks for putting this blog together.

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Date Tue, 22/02/2011 - 08:11

Well that's put me in a better mood Marion.  Thanks for that, at last, Spring IS on the way.



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Date Sat, 26/02/2011 - 23:16

Great blog Marion sorry I've not looked before,the second picture of the blog the Crocuses against the post is my favorite,but they are all very good Smile



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Date Sat, 26/02/2011 - 23:40

Lovely Marion. things are a bit slower here but I saw lots of snowdrops this week.

Spread a little happiness.

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 08:05

Missed this, lovely blog, puts my garden and photo's to shame, I'm also envious of the vaiegated quince and butterburr and the fact living where you do your garden at this stage is where mine is now a month later.



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