Not yet Spring but the new seasons early plants are beginning to show signs of life.

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To distract you from todays atrocious weather, yesterdays sunny garden walk yielded......

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and for the galanthophiles..

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Simply joyful !!!
 
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Not sure if this counts, but these beasties certainly scoff their way through the fresh Spring growth!

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on the other hand these we beasties turn up, scoff the slugs and snails and we get to keep some of the fresh growth.

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Presumably he wanted a ticket to Parkstreet & Frogmore.

A few trees are now comming to early bloom though the Dafs are a little confused, some past their best and other still to flower.
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These little blue beuties next to the almost done Snowdrops were obtained from a neighbor's front garden where they infest the gravel path. Glad they have taken, must ask for some more as I rather like them appearing just when the Snowdrops are going their way out of flower.
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the Dafs are a little confused

They always were: something to do with the Variomatic gearbox, I think. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

I'll get my coat...
 
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the Dafs are a little confused

They always were: something to do with the Variomatic gearbox, I think. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

I'll get my coat...
For a new driver..

One of these was 'different'.. First-time reversing, was character-forming! :eek::eek:
 
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Yesterday I noticed that the Newts are doing their thing in the Pond, think I spied a Greater Crested and Smooth one amongst the 15-20 or so that were swimming around.
 
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Todays sunny Northern day enlivens the newts...

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..one advantage to leaving your old water lily leaves is that it gives the newts some cover before the new growth appears.
 
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Todays sunny Northern day enlivens the newts...

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..one advantage to leaving your old water lily leaves is that it gives the newts some cover before the new growth appears.
You're sure they're not baby crocodiles?
 
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Todays sunny Northern day enlivens the newts...

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..one advantage to leaving your old water lily leaves is that it gives the newts some cover before the new growth appears.
You do however need to be a little careful when you remove those old leaves as the newts could use some of the smaller left over bits for Egg laying activities between now and June.

 
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That has brightened a dull-day, thank you!

What is the plant in the fourth picture? - With the variegated leaves, please?

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You're welcome!

From it"s sweet scent is a Trillium kurabayashii, a native of Oregon Look here as a starter for where they grow and the wide range of N. American varieties.


Seeds from here (when available) :

 
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Thank you for the information..

Another distraction, to while-away the time. :)
 
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Hm must be Spring when a male Ladybird’s mind turns to.........
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My back garden backs onto a road. In the front garden of the house at the back of me there is a very large ornamental cherry that at this time of the year provides a glorious backdrop to the coloured shrubs that I have around my patio.

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