Monday, February 07, 2011
In The Lilacs Pot
Growing in the Lilac tree pot this Crocus has sneaked up and developed flower buds. There are three plants growing around the base of the Lilac tree. The Brown and yellow stripes are my little harbingers of Spring.
The Lilac Tree's buds remain perky but dormant. The little surprise of colour gives you a thrill when you spy it for the first time.
The wind is howling again outside destroying the neighbours temporary fence panel. It has blown the bird table into the pond.
My Clematis has been knocked over and rolled across the decking. I hope it has not broken the base of the plant. Clematis is very brittle. The old growth gets very woody, and this means it snaps too easily.I do not seem to have much luck with Clematis. I hope that the winter freeze has not killed off the plant. It does not show any signs of regrowth yet.
Elsewhere in the garden the Spring Bulbs are gathering momentum.They are peeking up through the soil, and some Tulips are growing well. I think there will be masses of colour by the start of March.
I went to Hil's Time For a Cuppa today at a local church. It is a fund raiser for Dementia Care. I bought some Honey,Walnut, and Date Cake. Cakes and Coffee will warm you up after wind swept day, with some suprising colour.