Almost-wordless wowzer…

Spring is here:


because the birches are finally putting on leaves;


because there are fat flower buds on the Cirsium rivulare and only two of them were blackened by frost;


because even the dragon’s digging has failed to prevent the artichoke from coming beautifully back;


because you can keep tulips going from year to year, happily;


because the lawn is covered in speedwells, and they pinged right back after it had its first cut – and because this is finally happening:



(‘Hooray, hooray, the first of May / outdoor cough, splutter begins today.’ Despite the leaves etc, if you tried any outdoor cough, splutter round here today you’d get frostbitten bits. Still some way to go, but we are – at last – getting there.)


20 thoughts on “Almost-wordless wowzer…

        1. kate Post author

          If they’re as good as they were last year, I’ll be well chuffed…. fingers crossed for yours as well!

  1. Dobby

    Wonderful. Have spent a couple of hours in the garden the last couple of evenings. Only the midges sending me in!

    1. kate Post author

      It’s lovely, isn’t it? Trying to shake off the feeling that next week we’ll be back in fleeces (and that includes the garden)…

  2. Anna

    Always so exciting to see seedlings emerging – a good reason to shout from the rooftops, dance too and generally make merry Kate 🙂

    1. kate Post author

      I’m saving that reaction for when I have more than two cerinthes (that’s known as a HINT, you lazy little cerinthes…)

  3. Angie

    Wowzer indeed! Spring is well and truly in your garden I see. I’ve just noticed I have some seedling appear in a border, don’t have a clue what they are as they are underneath a Rhododendron, so I’m waiting in anticipation!

    1. kate Post author

      Stuff is now coming up all over here – and I’m afraid a sizeable number are weeds. Fingers crossed that yours are not!

  4. Pauline

    Wow, your meadow certainly is something to shout about, it’s wonderful, now wonder you’re pleased with it. Its an amazing time of year when everything seems to be sprouting at once, lush growth everywhere!

    1. kate Post author

      And it all seems crammed into an ever-tighter schedule, this year, too – as though everything was trying to cram the growing in before the weather deteriorates… hope I’m wrong!

    1. kate Post author

      Thanks – and right now it’s humming and fluttering and teeming (that’s the ants, boo) with life, which is exactly what I wanted. Well, except the ants…


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