Thursday, 6 March 2014

Spring is in the air

Rain or (sometimes) shine...Despite an onslaught of rain the last 3 months, we've managed to stay afloat thus far. This week is actually the nicest weather we've had in about 3 months! 

First bulb pot display in front of the house

It's beginning to feel and look more and more like spring at Great Dixter! I know, I know, it's only the start of March- there's still plenty of time for cold weather to make an appearance, but the very thought seems out of place when you stroll up the front walk, or down through the orchard, amongst a sea of Crocus, Snowdrops and early Daffodils. 

Crocus and Narcissus in the front meadow

A tapestry of bulbs in the orchard 

I love this time of year; everyday there seems to be something new flowering or budding up in the garden. The sense of anticipation, like that of a little kid leading up to Christmas, stirs inside of me.  I make a point of walking around the whole garden sometime during the day with my journal and a camera- you never know what new surprise might be waiting for you! 
Rhododendron 'Seta' blooming in the High Garden

Luzula sylvatica ‘Aurea’ with Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Fruhlingshimmel’ 

Cardamine quinquefolia, Helleborus x hybridus and Cynara cardunculus

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