Monday’s Meander Around the Garden

It seems a while since I did a proper garden post, not a lot happens over winter! However things are starting to move, spring is on it’s way!!

I was away for a couple of days last weekend and it seemed in that time that all sorts started to spring into life..

The snowdrops have been around for a little while, but they looked particularly pretty at the moment. At this time of year various country houses open their gardens for snowdrop walks, my WI visited Austwick Hall on Thursday to see the snowdrops.snowdrops

I have a camelia next to the conservatory and over the weekend several flowers appeared, interestingly it’s just the ones near the actual window that have bloomed. I always smile when I look at my camellia as I rescued it from my mum when she was moving house about 12 years ago, it was just two twigs dried up under a privet hedge, still in it’s pot. Camellia’s were out of my budget at the time so I rescued it and now it is a 5′ high healthy and beautiful bush.

The early daffodils are just starting to flower, though the are having to compete with three dogs! Daffodils have a surprising long flowering season if you’re careful to select different varieties. I particularly like the shorter ones (more robust) and the highly scented ones.

I spotted the hellebores in flower up by our pond, they need a bit of a tidy up, or rather the crocosmia that’s flopped dead in front of them needs a tidy up.

Having just got used a a little bit of warmth, a Siberian blast is heading our way, back down to -7, so glad we’re off on our hols to 30′ heat 🙂



About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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6 Responses to Monday’s Meander Around the Garden

  1. Those flowers are lovely, spring is coming a bit too early for us. It has been known to snow in April here, and that will affect our local apple crop, a huge part of our local economy. Praying that it stays cool and the trees don’t bud for at least another month.

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  2. Deb says:

    Lovely spring flowers! Great save on the Camilla,it’s beautiful. I hope we don’t have any hard frost as my fruit crop will be done for,but it could happen.. nature has a way of keeping us on our toes!

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  3. katechiconi says:

    We’re holding steady at about 32°C down here, or at least where I am. I so hope Australia turns her smiling face towards you, rather than lashing rain, howling wind or burning heat. A wonderful occasion like a wedding needs good weather. Fingers crossed 🙂

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  4. Beautiful photos and I love the funny owl photos!

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  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Love the owl, made me chuckle

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    Love those flowers and the fox and owl are just pretty darn cute! It felt like spring yesterday, and smelled like it too, finally. Nothing happened in the garden though, just some melting of last week’s snow. It is a pleasure to not freeze to death and be able to have a sunrise walk at 5:45!


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