Spring is coming

It may be cold outside but there is a definite feeling of spring in the air. The birds are singing and chasing each other around the garden, and stocking up on peanuts.

bluetit

bluetit

The flowers seem to be coming in small flurries but I love the bright daffodils. So far only the dwarf ones are open but the others are not far off.

 

And the primrose are flowering in the bank by the hedgerow. They are one of my favorite wildflowers.

Primrose

Primrose

And for the early pollinators food is becoming available, so I am sure if it warms up a couple of degrees we will start to see a few early hoverflies and bumblebees. Willow is an excellent early pollen provider. This is a cultivated willow, always one of the earliest to have catkins and pollen in my garden. The wild willows are usually a couple of weeks behind it.

 

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19 thoughts on “Spring is coming

  1. gaiainaction

    Yes it is all happening now. Today we saw one crow feeding another adult, perhaps a mating ritual? I’ve seen this before. Then the collared doves are courting each other too, chasing each other about the trees. Lovely write up and photos.

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  2. cherielanglois

    Beautiful photos! I also have tiny daffodils, snowdrops, and primroses blooming in my wild woodland garden here in Washington state. It’s wonderful to watch everything come alive again!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I don’t like to see the willows come out- they are so important for early pollinators. My husband has been coppicing some of willows on my parents land so I hope they will regenerate well.

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  3. aranislandgirl

    What a lovely spring weekend it was. Your flowers are far ahead of mine. Bulbs seem to be stopped in their growth, or perhaps I am being anxious? Your daff pictures are a lovely burst of sunshine on this rainy Monday. πŸ™‚

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Our big daffs are still not open but getting close. The daffs shown are in one of the warmest parts of the garden. Lets hope for more sunny days:)

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