Monday, 1 March 2010

Exquisite signs of spring..............



These little irises have just opened in the back garden - stunning. It was a lovely morning here - clear and bright, after a bit of frost overnight. It's clouded over now, though. I did get out and get the mistletoe berries on to the apple tree, and checked over the metal greenhouse, watering the first lot of sweetpeas. It won;t be long until the broad beans pepp through now either. I spent half an hour in the kitchen pricking out tomatoes - sadly, all the names have disappeared from the labels, it can't have been a permanent marker I used, so I'm not sure what is what now LOL I know which were the Gardener's Delights, though, so that's something at least. I'm sure they'll taste just as good if I don't know their names.
We steadied the beehive yesterday too - it was leaning precariously to the left - one careless knock from the wing of a gander and the whole lot would have literally gone flying. It's more scure now on a sturdy level paving slab. I was pleased to see them out and flying in the early spring sunshine this morning - a sight for sore eyes, and a lovely sound.

4 comments:

Rowan said...

It's been lovely here as well and I've actually spent 3 or 4 hours in the garden and things are aching that weren't before! Your iris are beautiful.

MoominMamma said...

Lovely flowers, how cheering it must be to see them!

Gosh, bees seem to be everywhere I turn (not literally of course) today, Monster and I were discussing the save the honeybee campaign, today the Thorne catelogue arrvied and Monster and I made some honeybee posters. Didn't even realise you have a hive, how marvelous!

Kath xx

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

The first primroses are out in the sunny banks here and I have picked and eaten my first wild garlic leaves. Better still, no rain or wind today :-)

Rosie x

Lulu said...

how pretty