Happy Saint David’s Day

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It’s the first of March and in the UK that means it is St. Davids Day, the patron saint of Wales, which is represented by the Daffodil.

In some years Spring is late so there are no daffodils growing in the garden at this time of year, although the supermarkets are always full of them, grown under cover possibly in Holland where a lot of our cut flowers come from.

This year we have just had a warm spell (temperatures even reached 20 degrees Celsius in Aberystwyth, my University town where the middle photo was taken) and so the Daffs are out!

Lovely.

Have a nice day.

 

A Spectre of a bygone Spring – A poem and some photos of Spring in Aberystwyth 2008

A Spectre of a bygone Spring, 

recalls the splendour of times gone by

Though time can steal almost everything,

the Joy of past memories will never die. 

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/spectre/

 

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More Garden Pictures – Late Spring

I have just learnt how to post multiple pictures in one Post and so here are a few more pictures taken of my garden. These ones were taken in April in the very late spring we had. Normally spring gradually builds up at the end of February and by mid March has properly arrived however this year we actually got two bouts of snow (very rare) in early and late March so that Spring didn’t really get going until April and then it was quite cold. I miss it now. We have had two weeks of day temperatures up to the high 20’s Centigrade and we haven’t had any rain for 5 weeks. I look back on April with fond memories.

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This was my Broom in full flower. It looks like one of my hens, Angelica, has photobombed this one 😉 IMG_0843

This is one of my favourite garden plants. It used to be called Dicentra but they changed it’s botanic name, I call it bleeding hearts because of its really unusual flowers.

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My Rosemary in full bloom provided early nectar for the bees.

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My Magnolia is full swing. Every year it takes my breath away.

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These tiny little daffodils are called Martinet and they are scented too. I love daffodils.

I hope you like these pictures.

🙂