Waiting for Spring to Sproing…


I’ve spent the last couple of weekends getting my garden back into shape, after a 2-year hiatus in which my garden got quite overgrown!

Here it is looking a bit overgrown and in need of a major tidy-up

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Poor Spike, my lovely Cordyline got a bit too big and had to be removed!

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After hacking out and cutting back all the nasty weeds etc, I bought a plethora of new bulbs and lovely plants to plant back in. Here’s all my gorgeous new bulbs and seeds – just waiting to bloom and flower! Could you bear to wait for all these lovely things to pop up??

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Here it is looking much tidier, cleared out and all the new things are planted in.

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There’s Spike all dug up and ready to go to his new home in my friend’s garden.

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I’ve also replaced all my lovely indoor plants – as I used to have some really nice orchids and a bonsai tree which seem to have disappeared  and/or died while I was away!

Here’s my first basil seedling poking through the surface!

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And my gorgeous indoor jasmine which is literally BURSTING with flowers!

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Not sure what this one is called, but he’s lovely!

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And here come my corriander seedlings – although I can’t seem to ever keep corriander alive!

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My new bonsai tree to replace my old one – this one is already 6 years old, and he’s rather beautiful. He doesn’t have a name yet, but I’m leaning towards Colin…

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And a new stunning orchid to replace my old one – I do love orchids, so may get a few more though!

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My kitchen window looking much greener once again!

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New living room foliage – very lush and green and jungly.

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My new Dracaena plant – I used to have one but it seems to have disappered while I was away…

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Rearranged my new plants and my freshly re-wired Korean lamp – I think they all look rather fetching!

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So my house is now looking far more green and lush and i’m impatiently waiting for all of my fabulous flowers and plants outside to grow! I know I only planted them in a week ago, but I want them to come up NOW!!!

Here’s my little cherry tree about to burst into leaf and blossom ANY MINUTE NOW!!!!

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While impatiently waiting for my own garden to spring up, I’ve also been out and about spring-spotting around my neighbourhood in Cowley.

Here’s some leaves popping up along a hedge near my house.

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And a gorgeous tree on a neighbouring street already in full, glorious bloom

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And this morning was the first sunny, warm, spring-like day we’ve had all year, and for me it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been able to sit outside and enjoy my garden, so that’s exactly what I did! I put on some tunes and sat in my tiki hut in the sunshine with a good book.

It was divine. Sometimes life is good.

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