Friday has come round quickly again and it is time for Five on Friday with Amy at Love Made my Home and Tricky and Carly at Fast. This is Amy's last week of hosting F on F and I would like to thank her for all her hard work and introducing me to many new blog friends. Good luck and best wishes for the future and I hope you will still join the party some Friday's Amy so we can catch up on what you are doing.
It has been busy week and at last there have been a few sunny days that have made a real difference to the garden. Spring bulbs have been pushing through the cold soil for some time but with sunshine and warmth earlier in the week there is more and more colour to enjoy every day.
The daffodils are now in full flower and are bright and sunny despite the overcast sky this morning.
Every day there are new treasures to be found either hiding in the undergrowth or shouting 'look at me'.
The Camellia is definitely in the 'look at me' category.
I do not think I have seen it with so many buds and blossom before.
The Pulmonaria is shy and hiding in the undergrowth of the shady part of the garden.
I pulled back some old stems of the ferns yesterday and there is was all velvety with its pretty blue and pink flowers.
At the front of the house the crocus were in full bloom and the daffodils were just coming through last week.
Today the daffodils are out and the crocus are beginning to go over.
Sadly there is no evidence of life on the potted hydrangea although the hydrangeas in the back garden are full of buds. Perhaps it has had enough and will need to be replaced.
The potted Pieris is full of life and has got it's frothy new clothes on.
The flowers are almost weighing the branches down and remind me of big powder puffs.
Finally the primroses
They come up every year and spread themselves about cheerfully. The flowers look so delicate but the plants must be robust as they never fail to appear each year.
We are fortunate to have had a mild winter, so far at least, as it is only the middle of March and Mother Nature may have more in store for us. It is good to see more sunshine after grey skies and the garden is definitely waking up. I am really looking forward to sunnier, warmer days and being able to spend more time outside with the plants.