05 March 2014

I suddenly realised it's March which means it's nearly Spring.

Usually I've been out in my garden 
 peeping in all the areas I know something should be showing signs of Spring.
But not feeling like or being able to do any work in the garden as
we had some nice sunshine today I took a stroll around and I wasn't disappointed.
 I found quite a few flowers.
These Pansies have been in flower all winter,
not as healthy looking as they should be.
also it looks like my Lavender cuttings are looking OK
strange as they don't like to be wet.
These Primula are always the first to flower.
just a few popping up here & there in the grass.

I didn't see any Crocus that were in the same area last year,
maybe they've rotted with all the rain we've had this winter.
  I know we have Voles that burrow under the surface of the ground
So I'd prefer it if they'd been eaten by them, it must be hard finding food.

This is another pot that I'd forgotten about, with more Pansies.
This will get moved around to brighten up an area that needs a bit of colour.

A large shrub of  Japonica.
Which flowers before the leaves appear.
It really should have had a good pruning.
I always bring a piece into the house to open up before they do on the shrub.

I hope these few flowers I found in my garden
brought Spring a little nearer to all my friends who are still getting snow. 
à bientôt
Barbara Lilian


  1. Thank for the hint of spring. It is much needed. Here in Chicago it is still very cold and we are still having snow...3 inches yesterday! I love your flowers and can't wait to see more on your blog and here at home!

  2. You are WAY ahead of me..what cheery finds..I love pansies..

    Take care Barbara...

  3. You are inspiring me...even though real spring is a long way off here, I hope to grow some flowers & plants this year (1st spring in new home)...It must make your spirit happy to have such color & growth in your life for so much of the year...

  4. Yep...still getting snow here so your shots are a welcome treat! How wonderful to be able to enjoy the beginning signs of spring! Lovely blooms!!! And a wonderful weekend to you! Nicole

  5. Just love seeing spring pop through Barbara and your garden certainly looks like it's off to a good start! Lovely pics!

  6. Good Morning Barbara, I know, can you believe it, we are in March, where did those two months go to? I'm sorry you are still not able to do any gardening, because as a gardener, I know how frustrating that can be.
    You have some lovely colour appearing in your garden, the Pansies are so pretty and I love Primula. Like you my Primula are growing, but for me, not too well.... and I don't seem to have as many daffodils as I did last year. We have had so much rain that I think a lot of my bulbs have rotted, which is such a shame. I have a lot of summer bulbs in the ground as well and I am wondering if they are going to appear this year. Oh well, I shall have to wait and see. Although on a positive note, I have snowdrops in the front garden and the bluebells are appearing. Can't wait for them to show their heads.
    Take care of yourself.
    Best Wishes

  7. Barbara, I am glad you have been able to paint....spring does make us want to spruce up quite a bit!
    Thanks for your kind words on our paint job!
    I hope someday my Hubby and I can go to France....

  8. Such a happy sight those beautiful Spring flowers. Here in the Netherlands we have them too at the moment, Spring is very early this year, and I enjoy it very much, I must say :-) Wishing you a sweet and sunny day.

  9. Lovely pictures!
    We have been unseasonably warm here, so the flowers are ahead of themselves! I even have Fava beans already!
    Wishing you happy gardening!

  10. Barbara, I hope you're feeling much better by now. The photos of your flowers are beautiful...and how wonderful to have pansies blooming all year round! It gets far too cold up here in the mountains where I live for them to survive, although this past winter was such a 'not' winter that they might have made it if I had had some. Really, I can only have them in the autumn and in the early spring, as winter is too cold and the summers are so hot they just wither, even in the shade. And how I wish I could grow Primula, but they just don't like it here. Yours are so pretty!



  11. Oh Barbara - these pansies are a welcome sight. Hope in a few weeks I see some of those cheery faces blooming in my part of the world. Have a beautiful week.

  12. Hello Barbara,
    Your Pansies are lovely, and I see you have been spending time in your garden lately. I can't wait until we move into our final home so I can plant a garden also. I've never seen the Japonica shrub. I hope that spring has come to your area and are enjoying the days.


  13. Oh, your new Header is so pretty. You know how much I love the pink roses. :~)

  14. The flowers are lovely...much needed. It is cold again here in Chicago and we had a little snow this morning! Nice to see pretty color and sunny photos! Hope all is well with you.

  15. Your new header is stunning! I can't wait until we can plant some flowers here. It's still too cold, but I know Spring is just around the corner and I can't wait. Your flowers are so pretty!

    Happy Spring!



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