Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Winter flowers - firsts and lasts

The winter bulbs are just bursting into flower, the jonquils first, relishing in the colder days. I look forward to this as much as the warmer days of Spring, when the garden comes to life.

There's the hardy daisies that bob their happy heads just about all year round.

I look at my rose bushes, they are begging to be pruned. The last flowers bloom lonely, still as beautiful, on long bare canes. Just have to wait a week for green bin day, when the bin is empty I can fill it with rose prunings!



Carnation



A double jonquil about to open, with a cheeky snail trying to hide.




My Little Drummer Boys
Wordless Wednesday

15 comments:

  1. Alicia, your garden must be a joy to spend time in :)

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  2. I love flowers in the garden. It's something my garden is lacking actually. I focus too much on having a productive garden. I've been inspired!

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    1. You could maybe do some research and see which flowers detract the bugs away from your veggies to start with. I love being able to pick flowers and bring them into the house :)

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  3. We used to call the first flowers snowdrops in NZ, what are they here?

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    1. We have snowdrops too. I have some of them, but not flowering yet.

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  4. Stunning colours and blooms.
    Thanks for linking up.

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    1. No worries Trish xx Thanks for WW, I enjoy sharing at your space xx

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  5. What amazing blooms. I am so envious of your green thumb. How lovely. xoxo

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    1. Thanks Blair. I love sharing a few flowers xx

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  7. Oh wow Alicia! Your photos are just amazing! Beautiful flowers and colors!

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