Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Spring has sprung

Despite the grey, wet weather of the last couple of days there is no doubt that spring has arrived at this end of the world, and we don't even need the official date of 1 September to remind us.

So here are a couple of pics from the garden to prove it.

Jeannie has a nice patch of hellebores that brighten the winter garden

And I love camellias!

Old EG Waterhouse makes a fine annual display at the front steps

And a dish of "hoop petticoat" daffodils on the front step

We shall be leaving all this soon for Texas (2 October) and I'm wondering what to do with the vegetable garden. Probably plant a few things early and hope for the best.


  1. Goodness, I felt such a terrible pang of homesickness when I saw that photo of the front steps! You know, I haven't walked up those steps in nearly a year and a half!
    The flowers are all looking lovely, here the plants are all coming to an end after a very hot summer. And today it poured with rain (it must know you are coming), maybe everything will be green again when you and Gamma fly in?
    All our love,
    Jose, Jac and Rooey

  2. I feel terrible for being so slow to reply! Lovely photos as usual, sorry we'll be dragging you away from the splendor all too soon but things are greening up here and the campus lawns are filled with rain lilies at the moment (Zephyranthes candida)

    I love the little daffodils, they've multiplied!

    (word verification: orses - what's left of a horse post mafia?)

  3. Lovely flowers. Our garden has been green all summer (?) with very few flowers. They are there but you do have to look for them. we have had sun for the last few days, the cat has been out alot, but now we are heading south to the Channel Isles we have noticed that this Cornwall like place will be experiencing more than a little rain for the next few days. It will probably brighten uop by the time we leave.....