Friday, 11 February 2011

Signs of Spring

Friday 11th Feb. 2011
                                  The weather has been Springlike this week especially yesterday, I know we're not out of the woods just yet but it really did feel grand having some warm sunshine and temperatures above 10 c.
      I've been tidying up the back garden this week and switched on the pond pump to circulate the water again down the stream. The first flush of spring in the garden is an encouraging sign that Spring is just around the corner.

            The Snowdrops are now well established around my garden

                           A poor specimen but the first Primrose

                          The first Marsh-marigolds have emerged

About 15 frogs around the pond but a bit early for spawning 

Crocuses in the rockery

              And finally this Coot was nest building on the local pond


  1. Wonderful pictures! Here in Northern California it also feels like spring. My Daffodils, tulips, violets, and primroses are all blooming. I have even seen some queen bumblebees scouting for nest locations. :)

  2. I love the first show of spring flowers..a sign of warm sunny days to come:) Unfortunately the pheasants have pecked the buds off of most of our snowdrops and the mice have eaten the crocus bulbs..bit of luck I like wildlife or they'd be for the chop:)

  3. Our primroses are not showing, hope they have survived the winter.
    No sign of any frogs in the local ponds yet.