Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Spring that is, here in Lancashire.     This past week the weather here has been beautiful, sunny and warm(ish) for this time of year so MWM and I got to work tidying up the garden.  I thought I'd share a few photos with you of how it's looking at the moment and the blooms we're enjoying.

Here's my front lawn surrounded by daffodils, narcissus and polyanthus.

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A close up of spring flowers which cheer me everytime I look out of the window or sit in my back garden.


Narcissus and polyanthus

Golden Polyanthus

Golden Daffodil towering above it's cousins

A riot of colour
 This is my new glider where I sit enjoying my garden or reading.

We had lots of crocus in the lawns, which died off just before we cut the grass and there are lots of other plants springing up/budding to look forward to  i.e. tulips, peonies, lupins,  lillies, roses, azalea, clematis, acer, jasmine, budlea, nasturtiums, lavender and the lilac bushes.  I also have on order 160 summer flowering bulbs, which should be arriving anytime to plant out.   In the next week or two we plan to go to the garden centre to buy plants for the hanging baskets and troughs.  I love garden centres and always spend far too much because I can't resist what they have on offer.

Did I tell you I LOVE Spring and my garden?


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I love this as well. Love all the flowers and the colors...sensational :) Thanks for sharing :)

Quilly said...

Youy have a scentsational yard! ;) I think it is quite lovely and would very much like to sit with you and enjoy it!

Beach Bum said...

Great pictures! Hopefully I'll have some of the beach in a few weeks.

Linda said...

Ah ... so that's what spring looks like! I'm afraid I've totally forgotten after the winter that we've had and seem to still be having.

Your yard looks just lovely and I'd be in that glider of yours all the time were I in your shoes! I do love sitting in a nice glider and it's one of the things I really miss about my old house - along with my front porch. Sigh ...

Julia Smith said...

I adore primroses and haven't had any luck with them in my yard so far. I'll try again - they're so gorgeous. And I love your brick wall and ironwork fence!

Valerie said...

Lovely flowers, and I could kill for that patio set. After a dry March the rains have come, with a vengeance. Still it's good for the lawns. Our lawn was attacked by moss and it's been scarified - I'm scared even to look at it now.

Daryl said...

I took a photo of some Polyanthus but til I read this post I had no idea that was their name! Lovely garden .. I can see sitting in the glider and enjoying the view

Ron said...

Yes, m'dear...I always think of YOU this time of the year because I know how much you love Spring and Summer!!!

I clicked on a few of your photos - your garden is so LOVELY!

And so is your home!

Thank you for sharing the delights of Spring!

Have a glorious day....X

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh! another glimpse into your real life. i LOVE it!

smiles, bee

Finding Pam said...

Your garden is spectular! I love every one of the flowers you mentioned, but unfortunately they do not love this Texas heat.

YOur front yard is so very charming with your brick walls and iron works.

Adorable back patio.

Thank you for sharing a bit of Spring with us.

Mama Zen said...

Your flowers are so pretty! I'm jealous!

Emmie said...

Spring is amazing I love it too! Your garden is beautiful and im sure it will be stunning one you have the new bulbs planted too!xx

A Lady's Life said...

Your yard is meticulous!!! lol Come and do mine :)

Jannie Funster said...

Your garden is especially BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks so much for sharing your floral joy. Loving this post.


snowelf said...

I am swooning!!Gorgeous pics!!
And I love daffodills--they are like the Offical "Spring is here!" flower to me. My mom grows them too and they always remind me of her.


Cloudia said...

How wonderful, Ake.

So glad for you both

Aloha from Waikiki

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nitebyrd said...

And well you should love it, it's beautiful!

Akelamalu said...

The colours are much brighter in real life Thom, so pleased you enjoyed the post.

Why thankyou Quilly, I'd love you to be able to sit and have a cup of tea with me and enjoy it too. x

How I envy you Beach I'd trade my garde for a beach any day!

Days when I can sit in the glider reading or snoozing are my favourite days Linda :)

I like my garden wall too Julia and we painted the ironwork just last year so it does look nice at the moment.

We've had the table and chairs for a few years now Valerie and oil it every years to keep it looking nice. We have some moss in the lawns too but we're working on getting rid of it.

Polyanthus are such a vibrant plant and very hardy Daryl - I love them.

I wish I could share them with you for read Ron. When are you coming over here???

Aw thanks Bee I'd love to share more. x

Such a shame these plants won't grow where you live Pam but at least you can share mine. x

I'm so pleased you've enjoyed my garden Jannie :)

I love daffodils too Snow, I've even had enough to cut and bring into the house!

Cheers Cloudia

Thankyou Nitebyrd I'm lucky. :)

Ah don't be jealous Mama Zen, I'm sharing them with you. x

I'm hoping the new bulbs will make it look even better Emmie :)

Haha I have quite enough work with my own Lady's Life

tony said...

Spring Has Sprung!Hey! Do You Ever Go The Rigg's in Todmorden?The Bestest Garden Centre!

Lorraine said...

Gosh, how neat and tidy is your garden! I love this time of year. All the spring flowers are looking beautiful. Your daff's are so tall.
Looks super - we'll all be around in th summer for a barbeque

Grandpa said...

Beautiful flowers and a relaxing place.

I can't access your peeping Tom for some reason, been trying for hours, hence commenting here.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu:'s beautiful. I love flowers and will be spending time in the front and back yards...planting flowers and fixing sprinklers. :)

Tulips and daffodils are my favorite flowers. I love the slider...they are so relaxing...enjoy spring's fabulous. xx

CG said...

Your garden looks very neat and attractive! I can't resist garden centres..they are some of my favourite places to spend a day!

Travis Cody said...

It all looks lovely.

secret agent woman said...

Looks like our flowers are on the same schedule. And wow - that is the most orderly yard I've ever seen!