Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Just some moments

Just a few captured moments from around and about in the last few days...


The leaves on the hornbeam starting to unfurl.  They always amaze and delight me, the look as though they have been pleated and folded up and even when the undo themselves they still keep their pleated look.  That is why I love them so much!


There are still a few old leaves hanging on, but the fat buds are there just waiting to do their thing and show us their beauty.



The clematis - a montana of some sort I think - is in bud and will be flowering soon.  I love the way that the flowers have four petals and the flowers seem to come I fours as well.  How clever is that.



There are bright green leaves appearing on plants all over the place.  I just love green!!!!!


You cannot tell, but these are tiny little new holly leaves.



The plants in the garden are springing up all over the place, above are daylilies and below is my beautiful peony.  I took this picture of the peony on Sunday and it is now about twice this height!



Flowers are either blooming or well on the way to flowering.



The roses are all in full leaf now and they will be beautiful when they flower.


Bulbs are doing their thing as well.  You can just see above a lily popping out from under my bluebird and the bluebells are flowering too.  Some of them are white!



The primroses are in full flower now and I really need to divide them - and the snowdrops which finished some time ago.  All is busy busy busy in the garden.

The grape vine is still bleeding, and the other day it was really going for it.  It seems to have calmed down a little, but there is no sign of any of the buds breaking, so I am keeping hope, but it isn't out of the woods yet - no pun intended!


Finally the flowers on my "seasonal" cactus are just about to appear!!  Exciting times indeed.


Just a little round up of what is growing and happening I thought.  Turns out quite a lot is happening!  What is blooming and growing in your garden right now?

Amy

40 comments:

  1. The last few days of warm weather have really changed the garden haven't they? It's looking really good in your garden. x

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  2. Spring is wonderful seeing everything come back to life, I hope you grape vine settles down a few years ago I accidentally cut mine in spring and it bled for ages but recovered a mistake I wont make again :-)

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  3. Our warm and sunny spell of weather has really got everything get a move on. Your garden is looking lovely. What a cute bird! x

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  4. I love the way that when the leaves first unfurl they are so fragile and delicate and so green. It looks like you have a lot going on in your garden that will keep you busy over the next few weeks. Happy gardening! Judy

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  5. Lovely photos, Amy. Spring is such a hopeful season. :o)

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  6. Oh so lovely. Of course over here the leaves are turning, which I love nearly as much as spring. Take care.

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  7. This daily hit thing is ace. My peony is growing so fast too, can't wait for the blousy heavy heads to appear. Jo x

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  8. love your spring greens. x so fresh and full of promise x

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  9. It all looks lovely. Summer is definitely on it's way. I'm impressed with your plant knowledge. I don't have a clue but I do know I have some holly in my garden. X

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  10. Isn't it a wonderful time of the year. The garden seems to change every time I look at it.

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  11. You are further ahead with your garden than I am here in Scotland. Lots of growth but not quite as much as yours. Still enjoying the masses of daffodils in the garden X

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  12. Lovely pictures! It is exciting, I planted a clematis quite late last year and was about to pull it up because I thought it hadn't survived the winter but it was covered in buds too - so exciting x

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  13. Dear Amy
    Lovely photos, although I do hope your grapevine recovers...I love the way that the garden changes daily at this time of the year. It's so exciting to see what is flowering!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  14. It doesn't take look for everything to get going at this time of year, so exciting seeing everything springing back to life.

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  15. It all looks so fresh and full of promise. Signs of life in the garden here, too, including in places I'd forgotten I'd planted (or maybe they're just weeds).

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  16. Your garden is really lovely. We have similar sorts of things flowering in ours too. There's just so much appearing right now.

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  17. Love your garden round-up Amy; you always have something nice happening there. I have not heard of hornbeam, but it is very attractive as well as interesting. Bluebells are the sweetest things, and always remind me of fairies! Happy Springtime. xx

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  18. This time of year is just the best! I am very excited to have found a bud!! in my peony.I have had the plant for years and it has never flowered and as I bought it at a church fair I am really excited to see what it is I have got. Anna x

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  19. I love your garden! We have a drive and a little strip of grass at the moment but are hoping to change that this year.
    I came back from a weekend away yesterday though to find tulips in flower in the raised bed where we grow our mint and tiny green leaves beginning to appear on the potted apple tree and fig tree. Spring is just such a beautiful time in a garden.

    I too have my fingers crossed for your grapevine. I miss mine.

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  20. Lovely, Amy. My clematis is so heavy as it emerges that I'm having to tie it up in a number of places along the fence. The buds are just now emerging, so I should have a picture soon of the flowers.

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  21. Such pretty flowers! From the look of the buds, it looks like your holiday cactus will be blooming for quite awhile.

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  22. Things are coming along well there, Amy. I like the hornbeam leaves too. They're different looking. I have some tulips, daffodils and poppy up in the sunny garden and the snow is melting very fast now. Soon we'll have blooms. I may cut some daffodils to bloom inside. Have a great day.

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  23. Just a few warmer days and everything has suddenly got going, lots of different greens in your garden. I've been round our garden with the camera today getting some photos before the weather turns colder tomorrow - not too much colder I hope

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  24. Makes me happy to look at your pretty photos, Amy.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. Ooh we're about a month behind you, I reckon! It's such a short growing season here because of the altitude. Lots going on in your garden though :-) xx

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  26. What gorgeous photos, Amy !
    And what a strange bluebird you have in your garden.. ;-). Never have seen one of those flying around here ;-))))

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  27. It's such an exciting time of the year. Spring has been a long time coming this time- although probably not if you look at it historically. I think we've got used to it being early xxx

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  28. I love the spring time posts popping up around blogland! Your garden is looking lovely, I look forward to seeng your rose and clematis in bloom! X

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  29. It's so fun to see what's coming up next! I think I enjoy your garden as much as you do! Lol It's always amazing to me how fast everything grows...just leaps and bounds overnight it seems.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics Amy!! xoxo

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  30. Lovely photo's of your garden Amy! There are so many flowers in bloom already. Hurray to spring!

    Madelief x

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  31. I have all sorts coming up, lots of climbers and roses too. Your garden has lots of lovely plants already.

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  32. Your clematis is well ahead of mine! I always look forward to mine flowering. Have a lovely rest of the week Amy.x

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  33. Gosh those hornbeam leaves are stunning. I adore clematis, the scent is beautiful, brings back all sorts of childhood memories. Where I live in NZ, I unfortunately can't grow peony roses, we don't get a cold enough winter for them.

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  34. So pretty! Those hornbeam leaves are so cool! I've never heard of them before.

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  35. Our garden isn't as far on as yours, although we too have a clematis about to flower. I love your blue bird!! Lots of lovely photos to enjoy in this post!

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  36. Beautiful moments my friend. I need to cut some roses, water my garden and clip a few gardenias.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  37. Amy, beautiful views of your garden! I need to come back regularly for inspiration; I can't seem to get going in the garden!

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  38. It's a great time of year. Every morning when I go out on patrol there is something new to see. Enjoy!

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