Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Pretty in pink.........

  It is raining, what a change from a week ago.    The garden shows no sign of waking up at the moment.
So I cheated, took myself off to the flower market and bought some oriental hellebore.
I just needed some colour..............

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  1. Our January was 7 degrees warmer than normal. There are hellebore buds sticking out of the ground. The one you have pictured here is so pretty. I love the double ones. I keep thinking I will purchase one for the garden but I haven't as yet. Cardinals and Carolina Wren have been singing like it is spring. Crazy. My orchids and begonias give a small splash of color this time of year. I guess that is why I appreciate them so. The grass in the paths is greening up but the Zoysia out front hasn't been fooled by this warmer weather. It won't be as long as it has been and we will have really warm weather and lots of color. I just wish I could get out and do more. It is very frustrating. My foot is better but I don't dare do much or it starts aching. Grrrrrrrrrrrr Have a good day. I hope the sun shines.

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      I was a little naughty I bought three plants but they were so reasonable. I actually wish I had bought more. He has probably sold out, I will visit again Friday and see.
      The garden is green and brown :( A lot of plants have been flattened, especially evergreen sedges. So messy.....

      The problems with your foot must be so frustrating. I do hope it improves soon.

      No sunshine........it is still raining. We are expecting storm Doris at the end of the week. Strong winds and rain.
      Oh well, it is only February.

      Have a good day.

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  2. Waiting for the first crocuses and primroses to see that colour locally!

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    1. Me to Simon. Hopefully Spring is not too far away :)

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  3. I love the hellebore, beautiful shade of pink..Snowdrops were out at the park to day , which is a good sign Spring is on it's way...
    Amanda xx

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    1. Hi Amanda,
      I did spot a clump of snowdrops on a grass verge yesterday.
      The first I have seen. No sign of them in the garden though.
      I love it when the snowdrops appear. xx

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  4. Just been catching up on your posts, you have a beautiful garden Cheryl xx

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    1. Thank you Libby.....good to hear from you.

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  5. Hello Cheryl! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hear you on needing some color indoors this time of yr. in my world we have grey skies day after day...I went out and purchased green plants to give my indoors a punch of living green! I loved your idea for the solitary bees!! You have inspired me to begin a collection of these bee houses!

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    1. I love my bees naturegirl. Solitary bees are passive, so no problems with the anyone getting stung.
      The numbers increase each year and that warms my heart.

      Thanks for dropping by

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  6. they were well worth it... just beautiful!

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  7. ...and what a perfect colour they are. Pink is my favourite.

    I do like your header photograph too.

    Good wishes for February

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan.
      Have a lovely weekend :)

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  8. So pretty! I bought a couple new hellebores for my garden last year and can't wait to see them in bloom.

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    1. They are such a treat at this time of year.........a little bit of colour when everything is so dull.

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  9. Such a nice cheerful colour to brighten up a winter's day. I'd have bought some too!
    Hope you didn't get that storm.

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  10. Oh, how pretty, they are such a wonderful winter plant.xxx

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  11. Hello Dear Cheryl,
    Thinking of you and sending my good wishes.
    I hope your Easter was good.
    Happy Spring Wishes

    All the best Jan

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  12. Wonderful color! Color of dreamers!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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