Monday, 27 February 2017

Through the garden gate February 2017

Despite a visit from Storm Doris this week, it does feel as if things are moving towards Spring in our garden.

 The arabis is already in flower


The miniature daffodils have joined the other flowers of primroses, hellebores, violets and snowdrops,


 and these colourful primulas in the flower pots.



 I even managed to spend some time in the garden last week tidying up the borders and gave the grass it's first cut! The raised borders don't look very exciting at the moment but I can see some of my Sarah Raven tulips just starting to emerge.






 Last weekend it was my birthday. It was lovely being able to celebrate with our children, among my presents were these lovely tulips and some solar beach hut lights for the garden.



What are the highlights in your garden this month?

 If you want to join in with Through the garden gate each month please let me know in the comments below and I will add your site. Those participating this month are :-



 Thank you for the good wishes for my husband, he is recovering well although he is finding it difficult not to do too much too soon.

Is anyone watching the new series of Broadchurch tonight?
Sarah x

34 comments:

  1. As someone who lives in a perpetually lovely climate, this winter has been very hard on me. My garden is so happy with all the rain, but we have few flowers yet.

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  2. What a lot of colour you have there! I fear we must wait a bit longer (Impatiently! Like your husband?) Thank you for sharing your bright garden.

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  3. The beach huts look as if they would make good birdhouses - with a few tweaks.

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    1. They are a tiny bit small, hopefully I can reuse them when the solar lights stop working in about a years time! Sarah

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  4. Your climate is much warmer than mine yet I think I need a globe as I think you are farther north than I. Nothing happening really in my garden but a few daffodils and planting some bulbs. I can't wait and what a green lawn you have. Mine is deader than a doornail.

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    1. We are 50.7336° N, how far North are you? Sarah x

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  5. Broadchurch tonight! Yay! (First series brilliant. Second series a disappointment - altogether rather odd. Fingers crossed third will be back to brilliance.)
    Your garden is a bit scary too. So incredibly, incredibly tidy!
    Do you get the feeling that varieties of daffodil one might expect to flower sequentially are coming out more at the same time this year?

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    1. Everyone I have spoken too didn't think much of the second series, they promise this one will be better and more like than first one! I haven't noticed all the daffodils coming out at the same time, I will have to look out for this! Sarah x

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    2. First episode just finished. Back on track do you think?

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    3. Yes although rape scene is one of our special places. It was where we got married and the lake the location for our wedding photos! Sarah x

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  6. Happy belated birthday Sarah! So much colour in your garden already. I love the primroses and the arabis. How tidy it all looks too. Wish my garden looked like yours!!!

    Have a good week!

    Madelief x

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  7. We are three months behind you weather-wise. Sarah. The colours in your garden are such a welcome sight.

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  8. A belated Happy Birthday Sarah! Your beach hut lights are so cute. Have we had enough sun to get them going yet?
    I already do an End of Month post, following a project that is ongoing in the garden. Could I link it to your meme too? Next one will publish tomorrow morning.

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    1. Please do,it will be good to share your garden with others, although I know we share many blogging friends!I will add your link tomorrow. Sarah x

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  9. Just watched Broadchurch. Shaping up very well. Quite traumatic as always. Your garden is looking wonderful already. So much colour. B x

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  10. Gorgeous Tulips. I think we are a bit behind you up here in the frozen North! My primulas are only just deciding if they are going to make the effort to bloom this year!

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  11. I watched Broadchurch tonight, as usual I couldn't take my eyes off the TV. That's good because I fall asleep watching most other programmes.
    Happy birthday for last weekend, Sarah

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  12. Belated happy birthday Sarah - glad to hear that your husband is making good progress, and the garden is looking pretty too.
    Broadchurch has started well, hope it continues - series two was too confusing.

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  13. I love wandering through English gardens as there are so many plants that I cannot grow here in Australia unless I lived in the hills or cool mountains.
    My mother used to grow Primulas, Primroses, blue Bells when we lived in Stirling which are in the Adelaide hills.
    I would live it if you added me to your list please

    Visiting from Sydney, Australia

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    1. Welcome, it is always lovely to hear more about Australia. Over the years blogging I have realised that the landscape of Australia is much more varied than I imagined. Haven't you been experiencing such high temperatures recently? Sarah x

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  14. YOU already have bloom? Well, it's been another unusually warm winter here for us so I suppose we'll start seeing early blooms too! Lovely!

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  15. Really good characterisation in last night's Broadchurch, it promises well - although you could have done without a rape at a place that has such happy memories for you!
    I would love to join you through the garden gate. Im itching to be in the garden but the weather is keeping me undercover. Lots of kindling wood down thanks to Storm Doris so the best place to be for now is by the log burner with a good book!

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    1. Delighted to have your company I have linked in one of your previous posts about your garden. Sarah x

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  16. I hope you had a lovely birthday :)

    It's always nice to have a little stroll through your garden gate!

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  17. Your garden looks as if Spring is arriving. Happy birthday for last week... I absolutely love you tulip solar lanterns ... I 'm going to try & get something similar. Looking forward to Broadchurch.

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  18. Found you totally by accident. So lovely to see so much in flower in your garden. I love seeing how other peoples gardens grow x

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    1. Hi Libby, Welcome so glad you have found me! Your garden looks lovely too. Sarah x

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  19. Loving the tulips, I don't have enough in my garden

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  20. Looking good, Sarah. I keep putting off venturing into the garden, it's not cosy enough... We saw the first episode of 'Broadchurch' and might persevere. The first series was good - with some great acting - but dragged on far too long! Belated birthday wishes - many happy returns!

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  21. Your garden and flowers are lovely. The primula - such eye popping color! I can't wait for our gardens to come to life again. The lights are charming too. Happy belated and sending healing wishes for your husband.

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  22. Your garden looks very tidy. I have loads of work to get mine up to speed, but we are getting a blast of winter weather this weekend. I am not sure when Broadchurch will start again here but the rape scene will certainly have new interest for me now. I can just see my husband's look when I say, "lovely place to get married."

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  23. Whau you have lots of flowers already. You're obviously quite South compared to us here in North Dakota. We still have snow but with promises of a warmer day tomorrow. Happy belated birthday!

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  24. Hello,
    today the Galanthus, Leucojum and Crocus show the first flowers in this year. I think here in Germany nere the River "Mosel" it is not as warm as in GB but warmer than in other areas from Germany.
    Greatings from Konz
    Dagmar

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  25. Welcome Dagmar,You have a wonderful display of Galanthus. I spent most of my childhood in Germany so I am familiar with your temperatures. Sarah x

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