Signs of (a rather confused) Spring

There are hazel catkins out everywhere in the hedgrows and my garden but these on the purple cobnut are particularly spectacular

The snowdrops under the trees at the entrance are out – a few days late but very welcome. There are crocus in the stream garden but very bedraggled so I didn’t take a photo.

In the protection of the lean-to greenhouse on the South wall of the house the daffs and narcissi are cooming into bloom. The ones outside are well in bud.

The early rhubarb is coming up. It has tried before so I hope this time we don’t have a cold snap to set it back again.

A rather blurry photo – sorry – and it is too wet outside to go and take another! But I hope you can see the colour beginning to show on the Apricot in the top greenhouses.

The calendula and feverfew have kept blooming all winter in the top greenhouses though the plants are very straggly now.

The birds are tuning up too. Definitely the start of Spring!

11 thoughts on “Signs of (a rather confused) Spring

  1. Laurie Graves February 13, 2022 / 12:37 pm

    It really does look like early spring! Hope you don’t get a cold snap to set you back.

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  2. knitternan February 13, 2022 / 3:00 pm

    It always amazing me how Spring suddenly appears with daffodils and snowdrops everywhere. In a very confused world I get great comfort from being in the garden where the seasons carry on despite Covid19 etc:

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    • Going Batty in Wales February 15, 2022 / 10:37 am

      So do I! Each time I go outside I spot something else bursting into life.

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  3. nanacathy2 February 13, 2022 / 3:24 pm

    I thought Spring was on its way, but now its cold and wet, very wet, again…

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    • Going Batty in Wales February 15, 2022 / 10:38 am

      Same here! The stream is in spate and the roads are running with water.

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  4. anne54 February 13, 2022 / 9:49 pm

    Winter can seem to drag on so it must be joyful to see those hints of Spring. I love the photo of the snowdrops, with the ferns. It looks like a woodland should.

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    • Going Batty in Wales February 15, 2022 / 10:38 am

      It is the result of leaving that patch to its own devices. Having such a lot of garden I can do that!

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  5. onesmallstitch February 13, 2022 / 10:48 pm

    I love it all, your beautiful wildness so different from my city lot, there is such a promise of hope and renewal. Thank you for sharing, I had to run out and see if my rhubarb – up an inch, yeah!

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    • Going Batty in Wales February 15, 2022 / 10:40 am

      City gardens have to be used much more intensively and kept tidier – but are less work! I am looking forward to fresh rhubarb though I stillhave some I bottled last year.

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    • Going Batty in Wales February 15, 2022 / 10:40 am

      Indeed! And every time I venture out I see more things coming to life.

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