Sunday, 19 April 2015

some more garden

Although I am still crafting away and doing all of the other things that I get up to the garden is really where I want to be right now, so I am pleased/afraid to be sharing more garden shots with you today!


The first of the two sorts of tulips to start flowering.  They are obviously a dwarf variety as the stems are very short!




This is where the bee friendly nectar seeds that I shared on Friday have been planted, in with all the other things from last year and the things that have seeded themselves there.  I am hoping that there aren't any really thuggy weeds growing in amongst everything else!



Forget me nots aren't garden thugs, even though they spread like crazy!


This fellow is the top of my weathervane.  Right now it is propped up against the obelisk thingy, but it needs to find a proper home!


This tulip is evidence of Mr Squirrel.  It is totally different to the ones that I planted and has come up, alone, in the flower bed.  This is a stolen tulip.  Not stolen by me though.  Stolen and planted by the darned squirrel!!!!


Sorry, I went a but overboard with the forget me nots, I love them though!!


How you could resist!!


Just a few little things!

Amy

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous little fiery tulips. And I'm laughing about the one stolen and planted for you by the squirrel. Your weather vane is fantastic, I hope you find somewhere to install him. I'm hoping to do some garden tidying today. Cup of tea first though... Then I shall press on. I hope you have a lovely day Amy, CJ xx

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  2. Oh those mischievous squirrels. At least yours planted a tulip. Mine have buried acorns all throughout my lawn. Now I have little oak seedlings EVERYWHERE! LOL

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  3. You have a wonderful garden there! Flowers are very dear to my heart but unfortunately I did not inherit my grandma's green thump... Sighs!

    Take care
    Anne
    www.crochetbetweenworlds.net

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  4. Such beautiful flowers and beautiful colors.

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  5. you can never have too many forget me nots x

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  6. Forget- me- nots has to be one of my top ten favourite flowers..
    Amanda xx

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  7. Gorgeous tulips. And how could I have forgotten forget-me-nots? Must get me some!

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  8. I love the weatherman, a really beauty.

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  9. I thought of you this morning- Basildon park is on a list of the top sites to see bluebells xx

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  10. You've captured some gorgeous photos of the the forget-me-nots. I'm tempted to go outside and copy you! x

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  11. Lovely - you have a pretty garden, Amy and I love the weathervane. We have lots of forget-me-nots in our garden which spread all over but I leave them because I like them, same with the verbena, woundwort and wild violets - they pop up everwhere - we also get buttercups, dandelions and goosegrass which are so hard to deal with but they all have a place here somewhere:)

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  12. Loving the flower action! And the squirrel.....

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  13. Your garden is looking lovely Amy, I like the dwarf tulip variety they don't flop like some of the taller varieties. :) x

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  14. Oh! I adore forget-me-nots! My mom had a huge patch of them in the garden in the first home I lived in as a child. We had a big metal washtub that we used as a mini-pool and she always set it up in her little flower patch. It was lovely to splash and play in a warm tub surrounded by pretty blue flowers.

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  15. Wonderful photos, Amy! Lovely flowers and a really beautiful weathercock!
    Have a great week ahead! xx

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  16. Some very beautiful tings my friend.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  17. Forget-me-nots are without any doubt the prettiest and most delicate little flowers...

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  18. I've had lots of problems with squirrels and tulips this year for the first time. I was actually seeing them carry the bulbs off in their paws! I don't know much about forget-me-nots but I like the colors in them. Hope you're having a good Sunday.

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  19. Your garden is looking stunning. And no one should ever feel the need to apologise for forget-me-not overload ... there is no such thing!

    I've just been catching up with all your posts after a crazily busy and often offline two weeks :o)

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  20. Hooray for Forget me nots... Such pretty periwinkle color in spring! Tulips don't survive around here either, but daffy's foo

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  21. Love Forget-me-nots, we've started a bunch in the greenhouse and I'm hopeful.

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  22. Amy I love your garden, always you have beautiful flowers and plant!!
    lovely pictures!!
    Have a nice Sunday dear!
    xoxo

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  23. Oh now I do like Mr Cockerel - I've always fancied a weather vane but haven't seen any as colourful as him! Lovely to see a bit more of your garden Amy x Jane

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  24. Wonderful spring blooms. I've put my crafting to one side while I'm working in the garden, unless of course the crafting is garden related.

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  25. Beautiful tulips, I'm loving them at the moment, though not all of mine have flowered yet.

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  26. I am a great fan of forget-me-nots and the tulips are a real delight. I too am a great fan of the beautiful weather vane.

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  27. I love the sweet little forget-me-not flowers too, although I did rip out an entire garden of them when we moved into our place :[ They were just taking over! You have a great weathervane rooster. To sit outdoors and read again is something I love to do on a lazy weekend. Enjoy!
    Wendy

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  28. I love forget-me-nots. When a very special cat of ours died, the vets had a card with a packet of these seeds and gave them to us..it meant a lot to us, so I always think of this characterful cat when I see forget-me-nots.

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  29. All so pretty ! Our flowers are slowly getting there ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  30. I love forget-me-nots too they seem to pop up everywhere don't they. Mice have been having a field day in one of my containers and chewed through all the tulip stems - I am not a happy bunny. Love that cockerel - he's a beauty.

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  31. I love roosters and love your vane. I wish we could have tulips but every time we plant them, the rabbits eat them. I'll admire yours instead.

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  32. Forget me nots remind me of one of our cats (now long gone). I planted forget me nots in the garden and she peed on each plant as I put them in. She knew they had to be watered in.
    Thanks for the memory!
    Jane x

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  33. lovely tulips :)
    Please remind me come autumn to actually plant some bulbs lol
    Jillxo

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  34. I do love forget-me-nots, but have never seen them here. Looking forward to seeing them again in Canada in a couple of weeks. Yours look so pretty, as do the tulips. Never seen them growing here either, but today I bought a little pot of them, plan to put them in my 'cold' garden after enjoying the blooms in the house. You never know :) x

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  35. I loved seeing your blooms Amy! And your garden art is amazing!!! Wishing you more time in the garden this week to enjoy all this beauty!! Nicole xo

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  36. It's nice to see the spring things in your garden. I can't wait for the forget-me-nots to bloom so I can cut some wee bouquets for the house along with the lily-of-the-valley. I like Mr. Rooster. I think it's fun to have cute touches to the gardens. xx Pam

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  37. I don't have a garden and have been enjoying your photos! Don't forget that although weeds are a pest, the critters in our gardens love them...(I can only say that because I don't have to do any weeding!) <3

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  38. The tulips are lovely and I like forget me nots too, so pretty! xx

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  39. Ain't life grand when you can get out in the garden again, makes such a difference doesn't it? Your tulips are lovely, I don't have any but would like to try, maybe next year, for now I'm going to stick to hydrangeas and fuchsias (I can't help it, I just loves them) :) xx

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