Monday, 29 August 2022

Is It Spring Yet?

 

By the calendar, official Spring doesn’t start for a couple more days but Nature is not a calendar watcher. 

Spring has definitely arrived here, with birds nesting and everything putting on new growth.  Even the lawns are growing faster (ask Son, he is back to mowing them every 7-10 days!).

We are still having typical spring weather though, with cool nights and warm days.  The fire still gets lit most nights but that probably won’t last for much longer.




My little garden gets sun all day long and everything is thriving.  I have stopped removing the strawberry flowers to let them set fruit (I wanted the plants to grow a little before fruiting), and they are looking great.




Today I did some much needed tidying up in the garden, planted some lettuce seedlings, and sowed seeds for nasturtium, salad burnet, and radishes.  I now have dirt under my fingernails! 

Have a happy day 😊

Margaret.

 

19 comments:

  1. Dirt under your fingernails is mark of honour to be worn with pride!

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  2. Enjoy your spring. Seems to come early for you. We are still in mid summer Mode. High temps and overrun with visitors

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  3. You're almost done with fires and I'm about to begin! I'm spending the day getting the barn ready for firewood delivery while you're planting seeds...it always amazes me to compare seasons. Fresh strawberries will be wonderful!

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  4. You have a long growing season ahead to be able to start before spring even begins!

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    1. I guess it is one of the benefits of a temperate maritime climate :)

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  5. That fire look so warm and comforting. Just a few more months and we'll have one of our own!

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  6. Cool nights with warm days are my absolute favourite. There's always a few weeks in Spring and again now in Fall for us and I sure appreciate having the weight of a slightly heavier blanket at night. Your blazing fire looks SO cozy.

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  7. Your strawberry plants look great. Showery with a cold wind here today.

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  8. What pretty strawberry plants! Happy Almost Spring to you!

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  9. We have had the same type of weather changes here too, we noticed it felt like Spring last week and I think we've had what feels like a very mild Winter but I"m looking forward to the change of seasons.

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  10. Those strawberries are definitely looking healthy.

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  11. Your seasons and days get warmer, ours are cooling, I do love autumn, the mellow shades, the warm nights inside with a fire......

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  12. You are just so much warmer than here - and having a raised garden also helps get an early start - your strawberries are looking very healthy. Hopefully I can get into the gardens shortly
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. It's wonderful pottering around in the garden, good luck with your strawberries.
    We are at the end of summer which has been very hot and dry... the dalias are in bloom and autumn will soon be here.
    Many greetings to you. Viola
    p.s. your stove is lovely :-)))

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  14. Always feels good to feel the soil in my hands...andcalways love a fire!

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  15. Oh it must feel wonderful to be going from winter into spring. I just love spring! And to think we are just going into fall. Your fire looks so cozy. Makes me look forward, just a little, to winter time. Your header picture is another breathtaking one. So beautiful.

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  16. So, I reckon I can witness another spring and summer to help me through the dark half of the year - thank you!

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  17. First Day of Spring here tomorrow- it'll be great! Don't know if I can survive another Winter....your Fireplace looks so warm and inviting snuggling down for the night. Stay well Margaret. Regards. KEV. (Sydney-AUS).

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