Stormy and Quiet Times

There seems to be a storm every weekend at the moment. Plants seem to take the weather in their stride and do their quiet early spring work. If you look closely, you’ll see fresh green emerging, buds swelling or even opening, bulbs pushing out their leaves. Daffodils, Ornamental Cherries, Magnolias, Wild Plums etc are flowering.

Garden work has picked up. It’s unspectacular at the moment, but it’s ongoing and getting everything ready for warmer weather and faster growth. Pruning, weeding, digging, planting, planning.
No news from the young apple tree. It’s biding its time at the moment.

Do go out when the weather lets you. Enjoy the warm rays of sunshine, relish the shades of green, treat your nose to the faint-but-sweet scent of early flowers.

Resting apple tree
Veil of blue and green: Omphalodes verna
Must-have: Honesty (Lunaria annua)
New leaves of Geranium, Hemerocallis and Tulips

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