56. How Does Your Garden Grow? (40)

Bird box
Bird box
Snowdrops
Snowdrops

Well this week I have breaking news. Worthy of a caps lock moment. It's not a pretty photo to accompany this breaking news - but nevertheless it's a shocker. DOUBLE shocker... this week I have stumbled across, on my everyday travels... an open daffodil and this... is that a bluebell ?!

First bluebell of 2014
First bluebell of 2014

With snow forecast next Tuesday here it's all a bit bonkers. As if Mother Nature has played the drinking game where she puts her head on a pole, runs round it and goes stumbling wildly left and right  along the garden. Confused is what it seems. New life is poking it's head up through the sodden ground in the UK, some on schedule and some far to early.

crocus
crocus

Grandads garden in sodden, the ground oozes water as you walk upon it, although the plants are getting a fine watering...

flooded plant
flooded plant

I peek inside the greenhouse, it always smells of tomatoes in there, even now. I spy that my nephew has been enjoying the greenhouse too from the drawings made my little fingers outside it...

Inside the winter Greenhouse
Inside the winter Greenhouse
Snowdrops
Snowdrops
Snowdrops
Snowdrops
Snowdrops
Snowdrops
Flowers in Winter
Flowers in Winter

Thank you to everyone who joined in last week, I know this isn't the easiest time of the year to get excited about what's in our gardens and outdoors around us, but as last week showed all to well, there's much beauty to be found. Faves last week include: Making the most of the evil bamboo, the guardian tortoise, blue clouds with white snow, a lovely National Trust day out, and another one and of course the Miami blasts of pure colour joy from Claudia.