Wednesday, 27 March 2013

In the garden

In the absence of being able to get out and about, I decided to take some shots in the garden today. The sun nearly shone, it was a slightly brighter day with a slightly warmer wind.................slightly!  My rhubarb is braving the elements and starting to shoot up.
I don't like it myself, but I'll make Chris some rhubarb crumbles later on in the season. Here's an arty crinkly close up! (-:
To be honest, there's not much in the way of flowers peeking through yet in the garden except this beautiful Hepatica. I got this plant years ago when I worked in a Garden Centre in London. A customer appreciated some help I gave him and gave me this plant in return, so it has happy memories attached to it.
 The rest of the colour today comes from a bowl I planted up from garden centre plants. They're giving a welcome splash of colour at the moment. Primrose, Scilla and Anemone in this shot.
Daffodils and Fritillary towards the back of the bowl giving height.
Fern and Anemone towards the front to drape over the side.
A year or so ago I made a bug home in an out of the way part of the garden. I'm hoping that it's been used over the winter by various beasties!
Happy Easter to everyone if I don't post before! (-:

10 comments:

Roy Norris said...

An all around beautiful display Jen.
Super images and that Rhubarb does look good.

Eve said...

OH Jenny!! I was wondering about your bug house! Looks so great! Everything is beautiful! Happy Easter! My computer fried again....ug.....

David Turner said...

What a beautiful display of spring flowers Jenny, and I love the Anemone shots :-) Also good to see the Primroses and Fritillaries :-)

Steve Borichevsky said...

Every year I'm surprised at how much earlier your spring arrives. Love the bug garden.

ShySongbird said...

What a lovely, colourful post Jenny. We had a tiny bit of sun this morning but it's been horribly dull all afternoon so your pretty flowers are very cheering. You have reminded me there is a place near me where a small patch of Fritillaries grow wild, I do hope I find they are still there this year.

Jenny said...

Hi Roy, thanks. You're more than welcome to have some of my rhubarb!!! (-;

Hey Evie, yes, the bughouse is still standing, that's because Chris helped me build it! (-: Hope the comp issued clear up for you!

Hi David, I can see that bowl of flowers from my kitchen window as I wash up, which helps to lift my spirits! (-:

Hi Steve, we're all complaining over here that Spring hasn't sprung yet. Typical Brits right??? (-:

Jenny said...

Hi Jan, I wonder if your Fritilleries are peeking through yet. The ones from the garden centre are brought on under glass I'm sure! At least it looks like it's going to be dry for most people this Easter! (-:

TonyC said...

Don't like rhubarb?? That's not very British is it?? LOL!! I love the stuff, but it is soooo expensive over here.

Chris said...

You do have a beautiful garen Jen. Nice pics, I love the bug house...

Jenny said...

Hi Tony, can you get some from a garden centre there and grow your own?

Hi Chris, it is a nice garden but very small. I'm pleased with the bughouse, I just hope something is using it!!! (-: