Friday, 7 April 2017

Out now in the garden - Five on Friday

Five things that are looking good in the garden right now...

Clematis with lots of buds just waiting to burst out...


Weigela with beautiful bright variegated leaves...


Mahonia in full flower and camera not focussing...


Photinia showing off its beautiful bright glossy new leaves...


Hornbeam with its beautifully pleated new leaves.  I wanted a hornbeam hedge just because of these new leaves...


Just a little of what is happening in the garden at the moment, but the rest is mostly weeds, grass cutting, daffodil deadheading and other chores so these photos are more fun aren't they!

Hope that you can get outside this weekend wherever you live, although I know some of you in more northern climes are still snowbound a bit, but I hope it will clear for you soon.

I am linking with Tricky and Carly at FAST for Five On Friday.

Have a great weekend!

Amy

43 comments:

  1. The forecast for here in WI looks great this weekend. I know my husband and I plan to take advantage of it by working in our garden. I hope to see some asparagus popping up under the mulch. Otherwise, we are still pretty brown here. I see a few bulbs peeking through the dirt. You're Clematis is looking really good.

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  2. Things are really coming to life now in the garden. Like you I'm trying to get on top of all those little jobs that need doing. Have a lovely weekend Amy. X

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  3. you are advanced in your spring compared to mine. I loved seeing your spring blooms! We have had lots of rain but I know and you know with rain will be garden growth!!

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  4. I'm just on my way to do those jobs in the garden you mention. Your clematis will be a picture. x

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  5. You have a colorful garden. No telling what it will be like when everything blooms.

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  6. Lovely Amy. I have noticed the Photinia a lot this spring. It really is beautiful as is your clematis. Have a great weekend. B x

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  7. Looks like the middle of summer in your garden Amy! You got some nice shots of the flowers & leaves. I was enjoying seeing a few things coming up out of the ground this week, but everything is once again covered in snow?! A vicious north wind is whipping the snow horizontally. brrrr!
    Wendy

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  8. Looking great Amy! There is no colour here yet, unless you count the butterfly I saw yesterday, but soon!
    Have a great weekend,
    Andrea

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  9. Your Clematis Montana buds are much bigger than ours up here in the Midlands, I love the flowers when they finally appear as they are so pretty. Have a lovely weekend:)

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  10. Such lovely colours and textures to the plants, I´m sure your garden is looking lovely and the weeds are just wild flower lol xcx

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  11. Some striking colours there, Amy x

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  12. Nice to be out in the garden seeing new growth. We've had lots of rain and wet snow and it will be a couple of weeks yet before we see much growth. I do have the odd crocus in bloom.

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  13. Lovely five to enjoy Amy. Love that Clematis!

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  14. Amy Im happy to see the clematis. I am going to purchase plants and try to get them to climb our lattice by our hot tub for privacy. Tips???

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  15. Hornbeam leaves are so beautiful.. is it a big tree, if not then I have to find out whether I can grow it in Northern California...

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  16. Lovely Five! Looks like spring is on the rise where you are!

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  17. So nice to get out in the garden, Amy. Lovely to see all that's growing and blooming there. xx K

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  18. Isn't spring just the most exciting season of all? Love the colors of your plants. So vibrant.

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  19. Somehow I lost some comments when trying to publish them, this is what you said though!

    Vee - Photinia? That's one for my gardening wishlist. Things are perking up beautifully there.

    Jean - After all the rain we had last week, I can't wait to get outside this weekend. I can't wait to see the next photo of your clematis when the blooms are all opened. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Julie - Your garden looks so nice for spring Amy. Yay for spring. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Julie xo

    Sharon - Still waiting lol. I am sure it will be here soon. It is supposed to be nice this weekend and the upcoming week so we'll be out walking this weekend. Maybe in the week I can finally get out and tidy up the garden. It certainly needs some work. We have got a skip this week to clear out a bunch of stuff too - so here's hoping the weather will be nice.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Cheryl - It's that time of year isn't it, we're all starting to venture out. We're expecting a sunny weekend here on the east coast, hope it is xx

    Crimson Kettle - Whitebeams have those sort of leaves too - only whiter! Isn't it greatvyo be out in the garden with all the colour.

    Susan - Lovely Amy & we did some hedge trimming yesterday. We have a mixed bag of weather this weekend with quite warm today for autumn & then 'supposedly' rain & much cooler Sunday. We'll see as it is so dry in the very southern parts of Australia, although the north has had severe flooding rains. The vagaries of weather in so big a country. Have a great weekend & take care.

    Thank you all, and sorry that I couldn't publish them as your comments, but I can at least do it this way!

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  20. It's a wonderful time of year, everything in full growth and lots of new colour to be seen. Even the greenery is so fresh at this time of year.

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  21. Your garden is certainly flourishing, everything looks so healthy, and your clematis looks fit to burst! Have a lovely weekend.

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  22. Beautiful happenings in your garden!!! Love spring and the new growth! Have a wonderful weekend. blessings ~ tanna

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  23. I hope you have a beautiful gardening year, Amy. Maybe you could film a podcast in the garden?☺️

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  24. I am so ready for flowers! Thank you for sharing. We are going to get some warm weather for a day or two. I plan on working outside and maybe in the apiary! I need outside and sunshine!

    Cindy

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  25. Can't wait to see your clematis fully open. I know it will be awesome. I have a purple one that I love and planted a white one last year but lost it. They are hard to find when you want to buy one. I looked up weigela because your pic is so pretty.
    My mahonia attracts cedar wax wings each year. Do they visit your mahonia?
    I worked all day in my garden yesterday and last night I was very sore. Our weather was gorgeous yesterday but much cooler today. There is always a little cool spell before Easter. We aren't getting frost just cooler at night in the mid 40's with highs in the 70's today.
    Hope you are having good weather. Enjoy your garden.

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  26. Isn't the garden a treat this time of year as things grow and flower.

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  27. It's lovely to see everything coming to life in the garden, I managed to get out and cut the grass at long last today the weather is beautiful I think it will be a cutting down the pampas grass day tomorrow, enjoy your weekend Amy. :) xx

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  28. Amy,
    So beautiful!!!
    We still have snow here in Pa.
    But I see changes coming!
    Happy weekend. : )

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  29. What lovely things in your garden!

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  30. YOur garden is filled with texture and colour that is so welcome just now. Our gardens are a bit behind yours, but if we get some warmer weather, they'll soon catch up. Enjoy the garden hours.

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  31. Oh, what lovely photos, my friend! We are starting to see signs of spring here in the mountains. The grass is turning green and the trees have little green buds on them :)

    Hugs to you!

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  32. Beautiful plants Amy. We received 10 cm of snow yesterday morning but it should be melted by tomorrow. Spring, winter, spring, winter...it can't make up it's mind lol. I can't wait to get at the gardens and start cleaning them up. Lots of work ahead. Enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Hi Amy...beautiful photos. The garden is looking wonderful. Hope you are well. Debbie x

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  34. The best time of the year when it starts to bloom and everything is getting green ! Isn't it ?

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  35. Beautiful pictures Amy. The fresh colours at this time of year are so uplifting. Your photinia is so glossy and bright, beautiful. Is the fence finished and did your plants survive? Have a good week.

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  36. Everything here is at its peak and will soon be withering way once the summer heat sets in. Enjoy your garden in bloom.

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  37. Lovely abundance of colours. Spring is definitely my favourite time of the year.....it is all so new!

    keep well

    Amanda x

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  38. Spring is definitely in the air with you!

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  39. gardens are bursting into life now. I shall miss the blossom when it all drops xx

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  40. You garden is looking wonderful as spring unfolds! Sarah x

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  41. wow that brings back memories, where I grew up EVERYONE had hornbeam hedges, sadly the entire estate has been demolished now though. Thanks for joining in with us for Five on Friday and please excuse my lateness in getting round to comment this week!

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  42. Lovely seeing what's growing in your garden right now. I hope all was ok after the fence was in place.
    Lisa x

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