Monday, 8 February 2016

Spring Flowers

Flowers are always a wonderful thing aren't they!  At the moment we have daffodils - rather early! - and snowdrops out in the garden which are all looking beautiful.  There is even an odd anemone.  Do you want to have a look?



Above is the lone anemone.  I was thinking about running out and rescuing it this morning as we are facing another named storm today - Imogen? - but I expect that it will do better outside than indoors.




There are masses of snowdrops this year.  I adore them!!!





In fact I don't think that you can ever have too many snowdrops!!



Or too many daffs!!


These pictures were all taken last week, and I had intended to share them before, but didn't get to it somehow!  Things are rather busy right now.

Do you want to see what Hubby has been up to?  He is doing some tiling for our current decorating project.  This is a work in progress!  These are ceramic floor tiles that look like wood planks.  The area where they are gets a lot of traffic and wet and muddy feet so it needs a good floor that can be washed down and not bothered by the wet so the tiles are much better here than wood flooring would be.


If you can crochet, or even if you can't, please stop by Jill's blog Emerald Cottage.  She is doing some fundraising for her London Marathon run which she is doing to support the National Autistic Society.  Jill is seeking donations of crocheted squares for a banner she needs to make.  I have made some which I will be sending today (forgot to photograph them before I sealed the envelope).  Any support will be gratefully received.

Hope that you all have a good week and that you had a good weekend!

Amy

35 comments:

  1. There's nothing more cheering than Spring flowers, especially daffodils. We only have a few open so far but plenty more to come over the next few weeks. Thank you for the lovely photos.

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  2. It is lovely to see the first Spring flowers.I have daffodils and crocus out and they are getting blown about by Imogen!

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  3. I just love all these spring flowers, it totally fills me with hope for the coming year x

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  4. I love to see the first snowdrops & daffs! Yeah for spring !

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  5. Lovely flowers, your snowdrops look beautiful :)

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  6. I completely agree: you can never have too many snowdrops or daffodils. My first daffy is out today - Hooray! I just hope she can withstand the driving wind and rain. Hubby's handiwork looks fab. x

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  7. Spring flowers are so cheering aren't they? Love your new floor tiles too. xx

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  8. I love snowdrops - and dafiies! We planted some snowdrops last year which we took from my mum's garden but Douglas can't remember where he planted them and we can't see any sign of them! Honestly, what it is to be getting old! LOL

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  9. Beautiful pics, we've had one daff bloom but the Walking Wookie fur machine decided to bring it inside for us. Flower picking GSD ......whatever next?

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  10. I always enjoy seeing the first bulbs through of the year. I have daffs in the garden but I have no idea where my snowdrops have disappeared to. x

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  11. It's lovely to see the Spring flowers Amy the snowdrops are beautiful, there's no sign of mine yet. I'm popping over to Jill's blog now I'm sure I can manage to make a few squares to her. :)

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  12. Lovely and I agree you can never have too many snowdrops or daffodils. The lone anemone is such a pretty colour too. Good luck with the tiling and stay safe from Imogen:)

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  13. Springtime flowers are the best! You really do have lots of snowdrops. I'll have to go out and see if mine are up soon since we've had no snow this winter. We've looked at those tiles before too, and think they're a great idea. I like the colour you've chosen.
    Wendy

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  14. Dear Amy
    Beautiful flowers! I love snowdrops too and totally agree too, there's no such thing as too many snowdrops!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  15. My daffodils started blooming in December, but they've been doing it in fits and starts, never more than 2 at a time. Yours are so pretty.

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  16. Beautiful spring flowers in your garden, Amy. You can never have too many. Definitely. Hope the wind hasn't bashed them about too much. It's blowing a hoolie here. x

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  17. Yournspring flowers are well on Amy, and looking beautiful. Ours are a little later upmin Scotland, and I am really lookimg forward tomsome colour in the garden when everything comes up X

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  18. Thanks for filling my soul with your beautiful flowers and looks of Spring all around! Love the floor tile - so pretty. ;) Blessings on your week Hon! xoxo

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  19. You have a very good eye. Since I don't really know you yet, that may be an understatement. So spring has sprung there. I have a hard time keeping up with the international seasons. In Louisville Kentucky right now we are having a hard snow and it is to last for 2 more days. So I envy you right now. Anxious to see the outcome of the redecorating project. I'l bee sure and keep up.
    Have a great day
    Blessings
    Tonia

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  20. Oh my goodness, flowers! Real, live flowers! All we're growing this season is snow banks - and lots of them. I've always looked forward to visiting the UK in March because we've always found the daffodils in bloom then. I hope you continue to have a nice and early springtime.

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  21. Spring has sprung! I do love those dwarf daffodils.

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  22. I am so envious of your snowdrops - you can definitely never have too many!!

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  23. Beautiful Spring flowers, I have to say that Springtime bulbs are my very favourites, think it is because it is so lovely to have some colour after the grey of Winter. xx

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  24. Spring flowers are months away here, but it is lovely to see yours blooming away. I really like your floor tiles. What a good project!

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  25. I too love spring bulbs and our grape hyacinths are already up, though they won't flower for a long time yet. I can't seem to source snowdrops here in Oz, but I'll keep searching. Have a good week and take care.

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  26. I agree, you cannot have too snowdrops or lovely dog ornaments guarding the tree. Lovely hopeful pictures Amy. I think Imogen has just hit here - stay safe xx

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  27. i kind of feel like a broken record, always saying i love what i don't have ... but i think we are only human, it is fun seeing what every one else is dealing with weather wise & wish you could have a bit of spring too. we are having a chance of snow tonight. we will see??! i love daffodils and all things spring. i was born in May... so that is my reasoning. ( :
    have a great week, Amy.

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  28. What fabulous snowdrops and so many. On several occasions I have tried to grow them but without success . Any tips? B xx

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  29. The spring flowers in your garden look lovely, they are such a welcome sight! Those floor tiles look so like wood but will be so much easier to keep clean! Sarah x

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  30. Your flowers are looking great, I haven't got much to show yet! x

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  31. I am envious of your spring flowers Amy but so glad you showed us around. I've seen the wood looking ceramic flooring and think it will look nice and wear well.

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  32. I love the look of those "wood plank" tiles. We are going to have to check them out and see if they would work for us. We are in need of new flooring throughout the whole house. I think those would be great in the entry/family room area.

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  33. Beautiful and cheerful flowers Amy. One of my medical foster parents have put these tiles on her floor and they are magnificent, so sturdy and easy to care for.
    Hugs,
    Meredtih

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  34. The delights of spring are gloriously rich, don't you think...? Even though we are heading into Autumn, I always love seeing Spring~inspired things! Oh, and snow drops are some of my very favourite flowers - they make me smile every time I see them, and how could anyone not love daffidols...? {{Smiles}}
    With love to you, Amy!

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