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Fair-handed Spring

Along these blushing borders bright with dew,
And in yon mingled wilderness of flowers,
Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace –
Throws out the snowdrop and the crocus first
~ James Thomson, ‘Spring’, The Seasons


Where There Is Light (3 IMAGES)

Without Light

there would be

no Life

These images of Crocuses were captured yesterday in my garden.  They are the same flowers, shot from different angles and distances.   187 more words


Spring is round the corner

Snowdrops and Iris reticulata

Some of the early snowdrops are looking a little the worse for wear but many are still putting on a grand display despite (or perhaps because of) the winter chill. 380 more words


First Crocus

The first of Mrs. Hoge’s crocuses of the season popped up in the yard at stately Hoge Manor this morning.

Mrs. Hoge

February 19



The calendar whispers,

“it is still winter here

in the northern hemisphere.”


The warm air envelopes

encouraging the soft hum of bees buzzing… 20 more words


Never a Dull Moment: Top Blooms for February

The February garden is dominated by the usual seasonal stalwarts, the snowdrops, the witch hazels and, now gradually coming on board, the hellebores. There are too many of each to list the top ten but above are a selection of hellebores, still not yet at their best (‘Double Lime’, ‘White Spotted Lady’ and ‘Harvington Double White’) and below is ‘Ginns Imperati’, one of the many snowdrops bobbing about in the snowdrop border: 273 more words


Rainy Day

It was a beautiful day for a walk at Brookgreen Gardens even with an umbrella. ☔

Do you ever take a walk on a rainy day? ☂