Tag Archives: Spring flowers

Unexpected

It is always nice when a photograph turns out not as one expected. I like the way the flower emerges from the green below. I wouldn’t expect to find celendine flowering till late February. But here it is already showing it’s yellow head at the end of January.

Unexpected celendine

Unexpected celendine

It is an exceptionally early spring here and flowers are already emerging. And despite the fact that a cold week is forecast, much of the winter has been very mild.

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Prolific Primroses

The primroses in the hedgerow bank near our house are flowering in prolific profusion.

Primroses

Primroses

There are always primroses here. The dappled shade from the hawthorn trees is just the kind of habitat they thrive in. The primroses are one of the few spring flowers that got off to an early start this year, despite our cold spring. So it may be that the surrounding grass isn’t as high as it would normally be.

Primroses

So the flowers can be seen in all their gorgeous glory. I only wish I could share with you the beautiful, rich scent they were exuding as I took photographs of them this evening.

 

Frogswell Garden – revisited

We visited our friend Celia’s Frogswell Garden again over the Easter. Her garden is a true inspiration. It is a woodland garden packed full of spring flowers. Hellebores are her particular specialty, but there are also many varieties of Narcissi, as well as tulip and much more. Despite the rain I took quite a few photos. Here are a few of the better ones.

Celia is having and open afternoon in aid of Mayo Mountain Rescue  on Saturday, April 23, 2016 to 3.30 pm to 5:30 pm