Spring has Sprung

Spring has spring. Hallelujah! I couldn’t resist showing you a few pictures from the Welsh garden,compliments of the season.

Magnolia Stellata

And in case you’re wondering, I havn’t given up on The Book.In fact I’ve started it.

But it’s so hard keeping out of the garden at the moment.Lots to do of course,at this time of year,but mainly it’s just so damn infectious being out there,in it, in Spring

The signs of Spring are all around.  The beauty of nature. Or as Mr In a Welsh Garden’s South Walean Nain used to declare in her strong Swansea accent ’The Booty of Nature’. Indeed. She was so right.

Galanthus (snowdrop)

The Snowdrops (Galanthus)have died back now . But a good picture.

 

 

We leave a lot of nettles at the bottom of the garden. We get a lot of butterfly visitors.Cabbage Whites and also Red Admirals.  Bees too. Today I have seen some fabulous, HUGE bumble bees in the garden (Bombus Terrestris,I do believe).

There are ladybirds again sitting it out on the connifer tree and these do not look like the dreaded Harlequin, although I am fully expecting their return. The indiginous ladybirds  appear to be holding their own in the face of the Harlequin Advance. 

There are clusters of naturalised Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)(Hyacinthaceae).The Cowslips (Primula Veris) are newly arrived. The Primroses (Primula Vulgaris) are following in hot pursuit.

Muscari (Hyacinthaceae) (Grape Hyacinth)

Daffodills (Narcissus) have been with us for a week or two now but I am sadly anticipating their inevitable demise. Forget-me-not’s (Myosotis)(Boraginaceae) and Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) (sadly not the English ones) shall take up their places.

Spring has most definately Sprung.

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2 Responses to Spring has Sprung

  1. Kath says:

    Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pics. It’s all suddenly gone grey and gloomy here dain Sowth so it’s great to have Spring on my screen, if nowhere else.

    Fantastic to hear that you’ve started the book! Good luck with it and, most of all, have fun with it.

  2. Hi Kath – Well I am hoping that those Southern grey skies have now cleared up for you – if it is any consolation I think that we got that Southern weather pattern up here after you had it – horrendous wind and rain, lots of garden damage but thankfully managed to save the rambling roses and honeysuckle although the arbour that they were rambling up is alas no more. I am now wishing for plenty of sunshine for us all : )

    I am remembering your wise words about having fun with the writing process – so far it has been fun so that’s good,I’m just surprised at how organic a process it has turned out to be, I wasn’t expecting that at all. Not easy,not at all, but, you know, organic,if that makes sense? Not sure how well I explained that : )

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