Monday, 30 March 2015

Gardening in the front garden?

The title of this post has been changed.  It was F  r  o  l  i  c  k  i  n  g in the front garden, but seemed to be attracting the attention of some internet robots so I changed it!

The title of this post, ahem, might lead you to wonder what this is about, but it isn't anything worrying - promise!  Thinking of post titles just defeats me sometimes and I thought this might make you laugh! 

The front garden has of course not been left out of the spring gardening.  I have seen buds coming out on the clematis - no pics! - and it will soon be full of growth and buds.

I like to have some pots of flowers by the door - especially in the spring - to welcome visitors.  The bay tree is doing well and so are the polyanthus.  I added some daffodils in two pots.


The bucket was full of crocuses that I showed you and now these miniature daffodils have come through to take the place of the crocuses.



One of the best things about spring is that the hornbeam hedge sheds its leaves - somewhat messily! - as the buds of the new leaves push the old leaves off.  That is a definite sign of spring.


We have always had these wild violets growing in the grass, but the seem to have increased in number this year.



They are so pretty.  I thought about picking a tiny posy, but the stems are so short that I left them in the grass.  It seems that they are very happy there!


It has been so good to get outside again and enjoy the garden.  I am hoping to do some more this weekend and we will probably spend Easter doing lots more too!

How is your garden growing?

Amy

62 comments:

  1. Every day I am noticing something new flowering or budding in the garden. I just love this time of year. X

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  2. Hihi your title really made me wonder what your post was about - I know Frolic as a brand of doggy food !
    Your garden is starting to look good !! Here, the weather is a bit against us... Too wet and a tad too cold for things to really start.. I can't wait for spring to kick in...

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  3. Pretty :-) I love this time of year. Mr Soaring Sheep and I were out in ours on Friday, de-weeding, pruning and mulching so it looks rather smart now :-)

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  4. Looks like spring has really sprung. I had violets in my last garden, lots and lots and the smell as you walked in the gate on a warm day was overwhelming, but I do miss them here. Thanks for the lovely photos and take care.

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  5. You will be the talk f the neigbourhood with this frolicking in the front garden, the violets are sweet I did read on a blog last year of violet jelly let hope they carpet your lawn for you :-)

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  6. Lovely, especially the hornbeam and the beautiful little violets, they're always such a treat to see. Wishing you a good week Amy. CJ xx

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  7. Lovely photos, Amy. I'm all for frolicking - anywhere! LOL

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  8. Ooh...it looks so spring-y over at your place! Everything is so pretty, Amy. I love the pots by your front door...and those sweet little violets as well. We had snow again all day on Friday! Have a happy springtime week! xoxo

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  9. I love your violets in the lawn xxx

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  10. Love the pots by the door, beautiful. Its so nice to get back out into the garden, although the weather was not good to us over the weekend.

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  11. A few pots of flowers at the front door always make it look so much more welcoming to the visitor and homeowner alike. Yours are lovely.

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  12. I have noticed the new growth on the foreseeable outside my kitchen window. Over the last 10 days or so the growth rate has taken a leap forward, the next step is buds, can't wait....!

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  13. It's all so beautiful, I'll come and frolic with you.

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  14. I agree this year I also have so many violets in my garden ... You're lucky you could have been outdoors this weekend ....here to much rain and wind .. terrible ! Have a nice week !

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  15. Looking very pretty. :) I swear that every time I think I'll go and do some work in the garden it rains! It's beginning to really need some attention, and I like noticing the changes as they happen too. I shall just have to enjoy your observations instead. x

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  16. Good to see spring blooming. So far I've only had three daffs as it is so cold here again. Still spring might come soon....hopefully!

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  17. Love the daffis at the door.
    Oh happy Spring is all around you.
    Not much blooming here yet but I see tips of tulips.
    Woolie Joy

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  18. The violets are so pretty growing amongst the grass. I always think it's welcoming when pots of flowers are placed beside the door.

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  19. It's all looking very beautiful Amy - lets hope the sunshine comes now ! Have a good week, Kate xx

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  20. sadly my garden does not grow. but i do i have a lot of house plants that i do take out on our deck to get the rays & enjoy the outdoors. they love it. they grow best out there each year ...but i can't leave them or they would just die from the coldness. i love the word frolicking ... sound so pretty. gives you such sweet thoughts. ( :

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  21. I adore violets - but they are difficult to grow here. How beautiful they look in the grass, Amy. Love the little daffodils, too. There are never too many flowers in the world :) xx

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  22. What a beautiful entry...
    Flowers are so good for us!!
    have a good week.
    Miss

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  23. It's still too cold and windy here on the Suffolk coast to do any frolicking in the front garden! and it badly needs weeding

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  24. I can't wait to see the wild violets in the grass at our house. Love your real spring flowers outside your door.

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  25. I love the daffodils in your pots! It all looks so pretty and looks like nice weather! Hope you have a nice afternoon.

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  26. I love the idea of pots of flowers at the front door and yours look lovely and welcoming. Unfortunately our front door is on the side of the house and the car has to go past it to get into the garage so no room for any pots or hanging baskets at all. Your wild violets are lovely, we normally have quite a lot of them but no signs of them yet and the garden is waterlogged after all the rain this weekend:)

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  27. The garden isn't growing..but it might be underneath the snow!
    Jane x

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  28. I cannot wait to be outside like that. We've had a dip in temperatures and well, it's been challenging to be outside. However, we did walk yesterday and it was nice that the sun was shining. LOVE violets :)

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  29. Such pretty flowers to greet your visitors, Amy. I've always loved violets, and remember picking them in the road ditches when I was a kid on my bicycle.

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  30. All your flowers look so beautiful Amy! It looks like spring has definitely arrived there -- we're still cold and gloomy here!

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  31. Ah, you can't beat a bit of front garden frolicking. Love those little violets, such a gorgeous colour.

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  32. You have some beautiful flower pots to greet your guests at the front door Amy. I love seeing the violets come up in the grass as we have them under the Juniper tree where it's cool and shady (there is still a foot of snow there!). Have a beautiful week and enjoy your spring blooms.

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  33. Love the violets in the grass, have often thought about planting some flowers in our lawn.

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  34. The violets are a delight! Actually all those beautiful blooms are gorgeous
    Enjoy your week!

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  35. I love springtime gardening, it's such a joy seeing new life all over the garden! X

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  36. Everything looks so bright and beautiful. We've had two days of dusty skies so there's been no frolicking in the outdoors. Have a great week. Tammy

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  37. I just LOVE getting to frolic through your gardens as mine are still non-existent! Sigh. Trying to be a good patient girl.

    I love your pots in the front. What a lovely welcome!! Just lovely. xoxo
    Happy week to you. xoxo

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  38. Hi Amy! Now I'm really getting jealous - look at all of the beautiful spring color! I'm not really jealous, it just feels good to say that sometimes! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  39. So pretty! We have those violets too, don't they smell so nice and so sweet!!

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  40. The weather has been pretty awful around our neck of the woods this weekend but when I did manage to have a quick walk about out there, there are definitely some new shoots and buds appearing.

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  41. Flowers by the front door = GLORIOUS!❤️

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  42. It's all looking very pretty Amy, I like to have Spring flowers in my porch too but the neighbours cats usually spoil them. It's still very cold and windy here I wish Spring would hurry lots to do! :) xx

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  43. So cheerful and springlike! :)

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  44. Definitely roll on some warm weather and gardening over Easter xx

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  45. Love your pots. The idea of daffs coming up after the crocus in the same pot is a good idea. I have 2 seperate containers and strangely they are in flower at the same time. Funny winter/spring. I have tulips out too so the normal sequence of events is taking a break this year.

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  46. Love the violets. Signs of spring are still few and far between in my garden but I'm hoping the Easter weekend will bring some decent weather so I can clear up the remains of winter. x

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  47. Your garden looks lovely, especially the front door pots-you always do such pretty things. I'm just about to post some images of my new garden as I was out today gardening and it did feel good after a long winter and a house move.

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  48. What gorgeous violets, you don't see many round our way. Glad spring is springing for you, it's still quite blustery and chilly here. On the upside, I did peg out some washing to take advantage of the wind today! xx

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  49. It's so nice to have the pretty flowers by the door where they can be enjoyed coming and going. Violets in the grass just say 'spring' to me! I wouldn't be surprised to see the Easter Bunny hopping about! :) xo

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  50. Beautiful spring scenes! Thanks for your recent comments and apologies to you for my lack of comments lately... I'm not keeping up very well - I'm reading all my blogs but not leaving many comments at the moment.

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  51. Your pots look so lovely and cheerfu.

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  52. We have had another day of cold winds and rain, so not much gardening going on here. I like the pots at the front door, I should make more of my front garden.
    Amanda xx

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  53. The wild violet are so pretty! My daffodils are long gone, so are my tulips, and the French Lilac is almost gone as well. Everything was way early this year - I have poppies already in March! Unbelievable.

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  54. Your potted plants look really nice. We've been gardening for a few weeks now; most things seem to be coming up well so far. I plan to do my pots by the end of April but it's still too cold at night here to do them yet.

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  55. Beautiful. Beautiful, Amy. Pretty funny about the frolicking attention. hehee. We have a lot of the wild violets right now, too! They are just lovely!! Yay for spring! blessings ~ tanna

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  56. Your naughty or nice garden is looking fab!
    Amalia
    xo

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  57. Your pots by the front door are beautiful Amy! I especially love your metal bucket! And yes it does feel so good to get out there again! We don't have many blooms yet but the fact that we can see the ground is a plus! Wishing you an outstanding week!! Nicole xo

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  58. Gorgeous pots outside your front door! So pretty. I just love spring flowers, J9x

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  59. Your pots are very pretty and they certainly give a home kerb appeal. I've been out in my garden recently having a post winter clear up. x

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  60. The violets are so pretty and the zinc bucket is gorgeous. I definitely want to do that for next year. I love flowers by the front door, I think they are very welcoming. We are suffering with our open plan front garden at the moment, the builders keep driving over it in big trucks x

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  61. I found some violets this year, strange really because I don't remember planting them. Maybe the seeds have been in the soil for a long time, or the birds left them for me. I hope they spread!

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  62. I like your post title, but no, you don't want to attract the wrong kind of attention ;) I love your pots of colour, really gorgeous. My front door pots are full of dead plants and weeds! I really must try and keep something alive in there.

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