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State of the Garden in March

Much hacking at the garden yesterday, and at present it's looking almost presentable:

The first nectarine flower:

Dave and Bert are now so covered in moss that it's hard to see they are trolls and not just lumps.

I felt the need to photograph the lovely FULL Calor tank, after we ran out of gas last month due to foolishly trusting the new high-tech Calor system which is supposed to top up our tank just in time.  I am yet to find a Calor customer who has one of these things that actually work, due to the considerable overlap between 'people who aren't on mains gas' and 'people who don't have much of a mobile signal for the sensor to report back to base'.  Complicated by the fact that electronics don't tend to go on working all that well outdoors (my mother's sensor died quickly, because her tank is underground and it flooded.  Which is not a problem for gas, not so fine for electronics.)

This delicate flower requires full sun and lots of cuddles.

Whereas this hardy perennial pops up all over the place!

I planted these wild-type daffodils - and the beech hedge behind them!

The snowdrops are still persisting, although they are starting to look a bit draggled.

Henning, another hardy perennial.  He likes it when I am in the garden.



( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
13th Mar, 2016 22:25 (UTC)
Lovely pics. I particularly like the two hardy perennials, as well as the sun-loving flower.
14th Mar, 2016 09:39 (UTC)
Pp feels that Yama Bungle, the blond cat, is really a self-seeding annual, in that he pops up all over, but hates the cold. :-D
13th Mar, 2016 22:33 (UTC)
Photos of your dog always make me laugh. Gorgeous dog.
The cats are awesome too.
14th Mar, 2016 09:38 (UTC)
The cats certainly believe themselves to be awesome. They bully the dogs something rotten. :-D
14th Mar, 2016 04:16 (UTC)
Henning looks like he'd be a good painting subject. :D
14th Mar, 2016 09:29 (UTC)
I suppose I could paint him from a photo. Painting him from life would be hard, he'd come and stare at me accusingly and bop me repeatedly with his giant paws. That cat is an arse. :-D
14th Mar, 2016 07:58 (UTC)
LOL Dave and Bert. Is there an Ernie, too?

Your delicate flower's ears are rather delicately floral and petally, actually. Very decorative.
15th Mar, 2016 08:14 (UTC)
Alas, no Ernie! Dave and Bert live beside our front steps, where they are becoming gradually so furry as to be unrecognisable...
14th Mar, 2016 08:51 (UTC)
Very nice! I got a hapless Boy Scout out odd-jobbing on Saturday morning to spend half an hour doing the preliminary fork-up of my little garden path, which the housekeeper had already cleared of grass and weeds. I intend to re-sow with a mixture of summer plants from Vilmorin, and see if they can adjust to life as perennials.

The beasties are lovely, and I really fancy your trolls.

Edited at 2016-03-14 08:52 (UTC)
14th Mar, 2016 09:28 (UTC)
'Summer plants from Vilmorin' has a marvelously Tolkienien ring to it (I had to look it up to discover they are a seed company!)
15th Mar, 2016 03:49 (UTC)
So it does! They are a truly giant seed company. Their shop in Paris on the Quai des Megisseries is a lovely place.
14th Mar, 2016 16:49 (UTC)
Very handsome beasts :)
14th Mar, 2016 19:51 (UTC)
Henning looks as if he's quite sure that it is Henning's Garden, and you are being quite kind and obliging by labouring in it to make it nice for him, but can't quite be trusted to do it right without supervision. :-D
15th Mar, 2016 08:15 (UTC)
Yup, that's pretty much Henning's attitude to everything. If I stand still too long he'll come and bop me with his giant paw: 'work puny human!'
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