Rainy Days

Some images from a wet garden.

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Thaw

After a few days of sub-zero temperatures, the garden is starting to thaw out. Green is making a welcome comeback, spiking sharply through the dwindling snow. Smooth pebbles gleam. Fog hovers protectively.

There’s more birdsong today. A sense of spring, waiting. Just out of sight.

Soon…

Garden Images

Fleeting sunshine today. A trip out was planned, but abandoned suddenly. I took the camera into the garden instead. Watery sunlight pointed out some brown, lacy hydrangeas:

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IMG_4869IMG_4868Yesterday I upturned a plant pot to empty it in preparation for new planting in spring. The compost had held its shape, steadied by a network of roots: gleaming, smooth and rich – like a plum pudding.

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I’ll be planting this soon: a small cowslip plant to replace the one that disappeared last year.  A wonderful fresh green, to offset the greys and browns which dominate the garden now.

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Something to look forward to!

 

First Snowdrops

It’s been a tough week. So when I ventured into the garden this morning to hang washing out, I was heartened to see that the first snowdrops had appeared.

A small yellow flower had just pipped them to the post though; I think it’s a double primula. It looks a bit bedraggled and sorry for itself, but the colour is startling and most welcome in all the gloom!

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And here’s another snowdrop picture, taken this afternoon in Derbyshire. Just because I like them!

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