The days have been pretty grey and unpredictable around here just lately. Rain shower one minute, a burst of sunshine the next. It's not been the type of weather that encourages you go out and have a potter in the garden. In fact I've not paid any attention to my little green space for a good few weeks.
On New Year's day I notice that my beloved Camelia was beginning to flower. A sign that Spring is just around the corner. I love the big pink blooms that completely cover this bush when its in full flower. I'm smiling just thinking about it. Encouraged by this, I had a quick wander round the garden just to have a little check on any 'movement' and sure enough, the bulbs are just starting to show through. My daffodils and crocuses - another sign of the emergence of Spring.
Having been so dormant for what seems like months, my garden is starting to show signs of life. Of growth.
Sadly though I do have one plant that is at the end of it's blooming life and that is my hyacinth that's been sitting on my window sill since just before Christmas. Actually its technically not mine. My mother in law gave both girls a hyacinth to raise from a bulb. I took over the care of my eldest daughter's after I noticed my youngest had over watered hers. Even now, as the petals fade, it still looks beautiful.
So after what has been a quiet few weeks on the gardening front, apart from a quick prune of my rose at the weekend, finally I can look forward to getting back out and having a potter and a good clear up.
Have you braved the weather for a spot of gardening lately?
This post is linked up to Annie's How does your garden grow? link up.where you will find more updates from other garden wandering types.