Tuesday View (11th March)

It’s been sunny and mild for several days now and I’m so enjoying being able to peel off a layer or two when working around the house and garden. Yesterday the first little daffodils flowered, and two of the early tulips opened… Even my Buddha is enjoying the sushine!

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Today’s view shows the fantastic blue sky, and there is a single tiny yellow crocus in the middle of the rockery, barely visible but a sign of things to come.

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So much to look forward to! πŸ˜€

What are you looking forward to most in your garden this year?

29 thoughts on “Tuesday View (11th March)

  1. What are they called, your pretty red tulips? It’s a little crazy here as we seem to have landed straight into early summer…even had dinner outside last night! I’m looking forward to so many things, Cathy, but in the near future is definitely my English daffodil meadow which looks very promising. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Annette. They are Tulip kaufmanniana β€œEarly Harvest” – a month earlier than last year. I love the way they flower as soon as they pop out the soil and keep growing and flowering for several weeks.
      Isn’t the sunshine wonderful! I sat in the sun at lunchtime and thought “do I have any sun cream?” LOL! I look forward to seeing your daffodil meadow Annette!

  2. Now that most of the snowdrops are almost finished, thanks to the sudden warm weather and the hellebores are delighting us at the moment, the next wave of colour will come from all the narcissus, then after that, drifts of cowslips and candelabra primulas. Your little tulips certainly shine out on your slope, you can’t miss them!

    • Drifts of cowslips… what a lovely image that conjures up Pauline! I’m looking forward to the Pulmonaria next, which are just starting to flower. I love watching the bees climbing into their flowers. πŸ˜€

  3. What a gorgeous sky blue in your photo Cathy! I’m looking forward to the two new Heirloom roses I’m planting this year, a deep coppery yellow, called Oregold. Also some mixed emotions about seeing the two new Japanese Maples we are putting in to replace some trees lost to disease over the years. Hate to see the old trees go, but excited to see the new ones. They say you plant trees for those who will come after you and that feels so true today as I watch the new 12 ft. trees go into the ground. Sort of bittersweet as we’ve enjoyed those trees here for twenty years.

    • I can understand that regret, but Japanese maples are such beautiful trees I’m sure you they will console you! I also planted two new roses last autumn and they have settled in well during our mild and damp winter. Looking forward to seeing roses bloom… πŸ˜€

  4. You have a Buddah! He looks very ancient and rustic – what’s his history?
    At the moment my sights are set on the garden at Easter, hoping for mild spring sunshine, daffodils and crocuses and primroses, larks and blackbirds and that sort of thing! I love Easter (and the chocolate helps, of course πŸ˜‰ )

    • He’s probably not that old, but I have had him for about 10 or 11 years now – I had been looking for one for my Japanese “island” bed in my last garden and then he waved at me at a garden show! Since then he has been damaged and repaired at least once, and now loves the sunny spot under my Japanese maple. Oh yes, looking forward to Easter too! πŸ˜€

  5. Great sky! I like your Buddha and the tulips also. It’s so nice for you to have the sunshine. We’ve been able to eat on our porch today, lunch and dinner. We have another cold spell ahead–I’m looking forward to getting beyond that–but spring is coming.

    • How lovely Susie. Dinner outdoors is something we rarely manage in summer due to the insects, so now is the time to make the most of it. It’s warm enough here to sit outside for a while too if you find a sheltered spot, but the wind is still cold. As long as the sky is clear I’m happy!

  6. That blue sky really is something and the birches look even brighter with that backdrop! I like your little clump of snowdrops too πŸ™‚
    Right now I’m looking forward to anything green, I can’t wait until spring comes over here!

  7. That really is the bluest sky! How beautiful. I’m sure you’re really enjoying the warmer weather. I am just enjoying longer days. I can still spend a little time enjoying the outdoors after work this time of year. I’m a little behind in my seed starting, but the obvious signs of spring have me scrambling to get with it! I just love this time of year. πŸ™‚

    • Oh yes, the longer days are very noticeable here too – it’s such a pleasure to see the sun when I open the blinds in the morning, and then close the blinds AFTER dinner in the evening! Good luck with your sowing. I will patiently(!) wait until April to sow seeds, as we are still getting frosty nights.

  8. What a lovely deep blue sky Cathy! I’m looking forward to seeing the wisteria in flower, the buds are already showing a little colour so it won’t be long.

  9. I have been enjoying the mild spell too and I can see your garden is appreciating the sunshine. I am looking forward to more sun in the back garden this year. We took down some old Ash trees and then our neighbour took down some of his old trees and overgrowth so there is sun in parts of the garden that were very shady.

      • A lot of Pulmonaria grow around us so I have introduced them into back of the garden which was overgrown with ivy. They have come up again this year so I hope they continue to go forth. I like them. They are blue and pink on the same flower.

  10. Good evening Cathy! Your garden will be popping out soon, I can’t wait to see your spring garden pictures. It’s hard to pick just one thing I can’t wait for so I am going to pick two. I can’t wait on the bourbon roses to bloom, I have a bunch of Louise Odier, also known as Mme de Stella. Their fragrance is wonderful!! πŸ™‚ I also can’t wait for my oriental lilies to bloom, love their fragrance too!!

    Playing catch up with my blog, email, comments, etc. First day in the shop yesterday in over a week. We lost our son in law, it’s been really hard on me and all our family.
    bless you!
    Michael

    • Oh Michael – I am so sorry for your loss! My sympathy goes to you and your family. We also lost a dear family member unexpectedly two months ago (my mother-in-law) and I know how hard it is at first. Keeping busy and looking forward helps. All the best.

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