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It felt like a long time coming, but when it came, spring flourished spectacularly.
As we moved into our new house last summer, we haven’t experienced a spring in this garden before. I feel I have discovered a new flower every time I have taken a wander. After months of snow, the garden was all of a sudden green, as if spring appeared over night, trying to catch up on itself.
I breathed a sigh of relief; seeing colour and blue skies, feeling warmth from the sun on my skin; and thought spring at last!
I sit with my gardening book in hand, trying to name the plants I don’t recognise. The top photo may be of a white cascade lily-of-the-valley bush, or it may not. The ground cover with spikey flowers that look like some kind of sea anemone is pachysandra, I believe. The yellow bush could be a forsythia!
We have grape hyacinths, and a single solitary pink hyacinth. We have bluebells. Daffodils have popped up in random locations. One day, I turned a corner and found a patch of Irises (Summer Olympics bearded (!) ones, according to my book).
The trees went from bare, to budded, to full leaf in the space of a few days.
It is wonderful to step outside each day, wondering what I will discover next.
I haven’t joined in with How does your garden grow? for a few months because, well frankly, there are only so many photos of a snow covered garden you can look at before all you see is white!
Then we had several weeks of brown…
I am thrilled that the garden is now blooming and that I have so many wonderful plants and flowers to share again. I will be back :)
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