Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Put a spring in your step

Put a spring in your step!

How delightful to look out of the window at the spring garden.
spring border with hellebores
The apparent trick of the light in the early morning sunshine is no sleight of hand and one’s spirits soar at the promise of the garden magic yet to come.

euphorbia purpurea

Miraculously, almost overnight, the euphorbia purpurea has begun to unfurl, in contrast to the more common wood spurge which has been a glorious presence for some weeks. 
 Even so, the morning sunshine transforms its bracts into lime 
green sparklers. This is nature’s firework display, unsurpassed by any man-made New Year spectacular.
daphne odorata just beginning to show colour

Socrates, my chain-saw owl, stands guard at the entrance to the garden, keeping watch over a colourful spring basket.

Socrates - the wise old owl


'A wise old owl sat on an oak,
The more he heard the less he spoke.
The less he spoke the more he heard
I would that we could be like that wise old bird!’

Thought for the day


  1. Thank you Gillian for sharing your spring garden with us. Lovely pictures. Lovely words. Lovely garden. w

  2. The garden now shows such promise that every day another miracle occurs. G

  3. Lovely pictures Gillian- there is nothing like the morning sun in the garden and the daphne looks beautiful

    1. We've been so lucky with the weather that everything in the garden is so advanced. It looks like April already. G