The Garden in January

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A winter view across my back garden

I had another JOY filled afternoon last week, spent weeding and pottering in my garden. Thankfully, the mild autumn and winter weather has ensured I am well ahead of my usual gardening schedule. 

I have gravel paths between my flower beds, with a strong barrier underneath, yet some determined weeds still manage to seed through the stones, and the gentle winter has allowed many of them to keep on growing…

I focused on weeding, as I surveyed the early spring growth.

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A pot of daffodils by my back door is sprinting 

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Miniature daffodils are already in flower

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Bellis Perennis is still quite perky

Grasses and Christmas Roses provide a contrast to colourful Primulas

Wallflowers are unfolding, in assorted hues

Pink Pulmonaria will soon be joined by dear friends – yellow Daffodils and blue Muscari

In a couple of hours the weeds were gone, and I had completed a good, general tidy up.  I spent quite some time admiring my progress…

A red breasted friend followed me around as I unearthed some tasty morsels, before serenading me with a song or two…

I felt quite uplifted, as I headed back indoors to imbibe a welcome hot chocolate.

A Robin friend serenades my tidy up

If you want to participate in Bernadette’s “52 Weeks of Thankfulness” weekly writing prompt, please press the frog at Haddon Musings

Deb at Once Upon A Hot Flash posts beautiful daily grateful posts.


24 thoughts on “The Garden in January

  1. So many things blooming already!! Love the small daffodils!! We visited England (close enough!) a few times the years we lived in Spain and I remember one year in April there were swaths of daffodils everywhere. Happy gardening Brigid!! xox

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  2. Brigid – your garden looks lovely and I can’t believe how many flowers are growing there already – it really does look like Springtime.. Aren’t Robins adorable and it’s so touching when you get one that isn’t scared and does follow you around.. very cute! I hope you have a brilliant week.. xx

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      1. Oh thanks Brigid.. We only have a small garden too (thank goodness.. as I’d never manage a bigger one!).
        Thanks for the tip – I’ll pop across to Roberta’s site and take a look! Much appreciated xx

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