Around the grounds: End of winter

It’s just there. Within reach. You can even get an occasional smell of it. I can almost feel it underfoot. Oh Spring, I’m so looking forward to you arriving!

My Daphne (all three bushes of it) are in full bloom and they smell AH-MAZING. I have little bottles filled with stems next to every one’s bedside for sweet dreams.

Even my clematis (after the world’s biggest prune earlier in the year) has started to flower. In spots. I can’t wait for the green to come back into the deciduous clematis I have all over the house. At the moment it just looks like dead wood. Sad, brown, dead wood.

The pears are in flower and leaves turning and curling out before your eyes. Not to mention the grass. The growing season is almost upon us. I’m not sure I’m ready…

The lobelia at my kitchen window is SO blue and SO fabulous it brings me joy each time I’m in the kitchen. Which is a lot.

There is always room for potted pansies on my window sills.

And little flowers, bought to me each time someone walks past. Which is a lot. Can you see my Daphne? CAN YOU? CAN YOU?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03108216621628520756 Farmers Wifey

    I can’t wait to sing…. Spring has sprung ………..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14360482896874477280 Jessica Flett

    Spring is just around the corner….yahooooo!!! Jx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317677066408030053 Faux Fuchsia

    nice gardening post!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Interesting hey?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09496111373121294660 Carmel’s Closet

    Isn’t it just! Can’t wait.
    Carmel
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    I always thought Clematis was a venereal disease.

    THank you for clearing that up xx

  • http://www.thisbloominglife.com/ alison@thisbloominglife

    And that’s the key with clematis Beth. You chop them right back, down to 20cm above the ground once they’ve finished flowering – I know, this gardening is terrifying business. Every time I treat something so harshly I’m sure that it won’t recover. Surprisingly, they always do! Enjoy the garden, Alison xxx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I love your gardening tips Alison! Thanks x

    • http://www.thisbloominglife.com/ alison@thisbloominglife

      Just a huge nerd in a sort of similar climate…wish you were over the back fence (so to speak here…) for gardening tips, bubbles and other unmentionables (lest I let my so-called demographic down, sigh). Any chance the girls like watching under 12 basketball matches in freezing cold moss vale stadiums as next best? xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08527117186553582420 Leigh Goodman

    I can man I CAN!!!! #fuckendaphne

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Think of you EVERY time man. EVERY TIME.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09451382657183203521 Kelly HTandT

    Spring is my most favourite season :) There are not near enough flowers in our garden, hubby says they bring bees… boo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05404229832033808493 Restyled Vintage

    That Daphne is amazing, it is my absolutely favourite smelling flower. Must plant some (if it will grow up here?) still working things like that out, being very new to a sub-tropical climate. Is that Lobelia inside or outside? It looks beautiful :) I just planted roses and lavender. So cliched but I love them so why the heck not?

    xx Karen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Oh I have lobelia envy, aren’t they just the sweetest, prettiest little blooms?! Those and pansies. Love. You may have even inspired me to fill my window box with those…once my window box is built of course. Gorgeous pics lady xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06044161376528094256 Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I miss my daphne. It did that daphne thing and just dropped dead last year. I’m trying a native variety now, it hasn’t flowered yet, but the buds are forming, so exciting. I need to do a big prune of all the frost damage but I can’t till the frost stops! When will these -5 nights end?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    I best get myself some daphne then shall I?!