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Monday, 9 April 2018

Spring posy In a Vase on Monday

I think it's fair to announce that spring has arrived. As we begin the second week in April, that is not a moment too soon. 
The leaf buds on trees and shrubs are breaking and, of course, the weeds are growing. That is a good sign and persuades us that perhaps the soil is warming up. 
I have seedlings everywhere and am in a constant round of checking, watering and moving on to the next stage. Most things can't go outside yet so it's a case of juggling space. All worth it though! 


We've had scaffolding up around the house and when it came down, I found these hyacinths flowering out of my view. They would have been bulbs bought for flowering in the house last year and planted out. I was pleased to see white as I usually buy blue. I collected some foliage of bay, ivy and cotoneaster and a sprig of Lonicera fragrantissima. 
Finally I added the jaunty narcissus. I'm not a purist when it comes to daffodils and will welcome any splash of yellow offering to cheer us up.  I don't know what these are but they have fat unruly centres. This is the third year I've planned to divide them and spread the joy so maybe third time lucky.





See who else has made a vase for Monday with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

17 comments:

  1. The yellow daffodils are wonderful. I've belatedly realized that, while I've planted Narcissi, I have no bright yellow ones, despite the fact that I love yellow. That's an omission I must correct next fall! Best wishes with your seedlings!

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    1. It is easy to get carried away with tastful choices but sometimes we want COLOUR

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  2. White and yellow really do together very well and particularly in the way you have arranged them with the foliage. That's a lovely arrangement.

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    1. Thanks, The colours are good and fresh.

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  3. Juggling space is on the go here too, but I have planted lots of autumn sown annuals out in the last couple of days and that will help hugely. The white hyacinth really tones down the brightness of the daffs and I really like this combination. I am surprised how well previously potted hyacinths do when they are planted out - I have several apart from the ones in my own vase. Thanks for sharing yours

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    1. Finally we can plant out! Eventually my garden will be full of hyacinth as I buy more every year then plant them out.

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  4. Fabulous spring has sprung for you and look at those flowers....here it is still chilly but we are warming and probably next week we will see more flowers blooming.

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  5. Such a cheerful and fragrant arrangement in your pretty jug! It's smelling like spring here when I open the door and go outside

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    1. That sounds wonderful. I can hear birds singing too - a very good sign.

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  6. The white hyacinth is very attractive and I like the fancy daffodils.

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  7. I love frilly yellow daffodils in spring, and have far too few. A white Hyacinth is definitely something that is missing in my garden as it looks so fresh with the daffs. Maybe next year! :)

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    1. We always want what other people have!

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  8. Lovely arrangement! The ruffled centers of your daffodils are quite beautiful.--Terri, tssoutherngarden.com

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    1. Thank you, they are quite unusual.

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  9. Beautiful vase and flower arrangement. Here the weeds haven't kicked in yet...never a good sign, as weeds is an indication its growing time! Here's hoping for warmer weather.

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