Pussy willow is bursting out again. It amazes me every year.
In the past few days daffodils, snowdrops and primroses have flowered in our garden.
The alarm clock seems to have gone off for many plants which are springing to life.
At first, he didn’t appear to be accepted by the other ducks and was hiding in a bush, but now he is swimming with all the other ducks in the duck pond.
I am also surprised at how advanced the hydrangeas are already; their buds are quite big and I hope they don’t think that because the December snow and ice have gone that spring is just round the corner.
While many humans stayed at home during the cold spell, I spotted these industrious characters at Taunton Deane services on the M5, no doubt touting for titbits.
Evening views of flowers in the garden . . .
Seemed to have waited a long time for these too, but they’re beautiful now in flower . . .
The fruit has been growing for ages, it seems, but the tomatoes are finally starting to ripen.
The smallest of our four sunflowers has now overtaken the other three and is now some 10ft tall, adding three or four inches every day.
This sunflower was the smallest when planted . . . . . . now it is almost 7ft tall and just forming a flower. See and download the full gallery on posterous Posted via email from robertz
I’m not sure anyone can beat @llamakevin ‘s magnificent field of sunflowers. Our tallest one continues to grow, but no sign of a flower yet . . . However, the tomatoes are really coming on: lots of flowers and fruit forming. We could be tomato-ed out in a few weeks. Posted via email from robertz
Now the flowers on the bushes are developing into flowers. The raspberries look good . . .
Were these the beans that Jack swapped for the cow?
Wild foxgloves are just coming into flower this year up Hillsborough in Ilfracombe . . .
Three days away and the sunflowers have shot up . . . They obviously enjoy the combination of warmth, light and rain . . . . . . although I’d like to know who is munching away at the leaves. Who else is growing sunflowers? Have you entered the sunny sunflower @twunflowercomp on twitter? It’s … Read more
Our poppies are almost horizontal . . . . . . but generally plants seem to be the better for the water and now the temperature is rising again . . . Posted via web from robertz’s posterous
It’s a wonderful time of year when so many plants start to flower . . .
They’re flowering thick and fast . . .
Are you growing sunflowers? Have you entered the Sunny Sunflower Competition 2010 on twitter at @twunflowercomp?