Spring is in the air

Spring is definitely in the chicken run. The girls are vocal, Emerald and Speckles are now jumping on the gate and then Speckles to my shoulder from there. The girls have a spring in their step and I am sure all thoughts are turning to egg laying.

There are snowdrops in the garden.

Snowdrops in the garden

Snowdrops in the garden

A red kite has been calling and was perched in a neighbours tree. A bit too far for a good photo, this was the best we could do.

A red kite in the tree

A red kite in the tree

And I couldn’t resist these from our local D.I.Y. store.

Pink primulas

Pink primulas

I just loved the colour and they are appropriately, for us, named “Antique Shades”. We have an abundance of primulas in our garden but mostly yellow and none in this irresistible shade of pink.

I will be planting them out later. I am definitely feeling a much welcomed bit of spring in the air.

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4 Responses to Spring is in the air

  1. Marion Pharo says:

    We have been out n the garde all morning, could not believe how many spring
    flowers are allready out. Back killing me, but feel so pleasedwith the results.
    Cant wait to get out again this weekend.I know it is not spring yet, But just
    enjoy a little bit of spring weather.

    • It is so lovely to feel a bit spring like. We have all sorts of things coming up. Even one of the twigs I stuck in the veg plot to deter the cats has rooted and has leaf buds on it. What were the chances of that! It is a honey suckle so a free plant to be moved on later. I am just about to go and plant my primulas.

      The girls were all having a massive communal dust bath earlier today. I took photos so they will probably make my next post.

  2. Flock Mistress says:

    Oooo, I love snow drops. I need to get more.
    The girls have destroyed nearly everything in the garden. I’m going to have to hit the garden center myself.

    • Our patch of snowdrops gets a bit bigger every year as the bulbs reproduce. I was lucky that I had some vouchers for the garden centre so I bought some plants for some empty containers at very little cost. The previous plants had been eaten by grubs though which is not so good.

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