Everyday I notice something new popping up or flowering. We have had quite a few sunny days but I mostly seem to be trapped inside on those days. Still, it's great to look out at the sun even if you can't garden.
Yesterday, I did have a bit of time to spare.
I went outside and discovered toad spawn in the pond. I took of my boots, went back in to get my camera, put my boots on, focused, pressed, pressed, pressed. Nothing. I'd left the memory card in the house. Boots off, back in. Can anyone explain why it is so annoying to have to take off easy pull-on boots every time you need to go in?
Finally I got some photos. Here is what is going on:
Strings of toad spawn. The fish will probably eat most of it but some will survive, we often find toads hiding under things.
And the blooms, more is coming out every day.
It was warm enough for bees to be out and busy. This is an unamed hybrid hellebore.
These are Virgina Stocks. It's anybody's guess why these are flowering now but they are very welcome.
These Narcissus Tete-a-tete were a surprise as I forgot I'd planted them in this pot.
This Lonicera fragrantissima has been flowering for weeks. I've never owned this plant before so am especially thrilled.
These hyacinths were a pot of flowering bulbs I bought last year so have come back very well.
I couldn't resist this little willow flower, I'm sure that will be attractive to bees.
I'm going to stop now as the photographs are loading so slowly it's painful. This is enough for you to see that it's spring and I am very excited!
I'm joining in with Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for the first time. This is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.