Hello! I want to share some photos of the spring garden today. Time passes so quickly at this time of year – autumn sown seedlings find their final spot in the cutting beds, forgotten favourites pop up daily and planting plans get made and changed as the snails move in, new seeds are sown and the seasons winners start to appear from the greenhouse.

Within moments the long anticipated tulips burst open and fill the beds with an amazing array of textures and colours. I have been trialling pick-you-own tulips over the last few weekends which has gone down a treat. So many have been able to experience the joy that is Spring in the garden and I can’t wait to keep it going over the summer.

My personal favourites are always the simple forget-me-nots, I let them self seed amongst the roses (which are beginning to form buds, woo!) moving them around the garden as I see fit. The tiny flowers are so perfect, I have jars of them everywhere and can spend too much time just admiring their petals and looking at that dreamy shade of blue.

The cold start to the season has meant a slow start to seed sowing. By now I normally have seed sowing fatigue but I’ve been taking things easier this year (maybe too easy?!) and going to take a chance with a bit of direct sowing for the late bloomers such as cosmos and amaranth as soon as things warm up a bit. I’ll let you know how it goes but for now, grab a cuppa and enjoy these photos. Spring in the garden is so special.

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  • Dandelions
  • Spring_greens
Forget-me-nots
new roses and forget-me-nots
  • garden_Bench
  • Grape_hyacinths
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spring_pots
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  • Peach_tulips
  • Tulips
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  • British_grown_tulips
  • White_parrot_tulips
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Tulips_in_Bud

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