This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Monday, 4 March 2013

First Week of March... in the garden

Rhubarb starting to emerge.
The first week of March brings more colour in the garden...
First blooms of the Christmas cactus in the unheated sunroom (I assume by the name it should have flowered closer to Christmas!).
A big bumble bee taking advantage of the sun over the weekend, and enjoying the heather flowers.
Snowdrops and crocus in abundance!

Feeling a bit more like Spring!

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  1. A bit like my Christmas roses Kelli! Plants have their own calendar.

  2. Your garden really is gearing up for spring, lots of colour.

  3. Hi Kelli, you have wonderful, early spring color! Once I see the bee's (I did for the first time this weekend) I feel like it's downhill from here. Spring is arriving! Cheers, Jenni

  4. I also have a Christmas cactus that has just now bloomed! But Spring is on the way... I love your crocus and snowdrops.

  5. My Christmas cactus flowered in the conservatory with Christmas but until now no Rhubarb to be seen in my garden. It is so exciting at the moment I am looking the bulbs outof the soil. Your crocusses are already nice in bloom, hope to have them end of this week. Today we had sun, at last and I made a start with rose pruning.

  6. You have a lot of colour already. I just have a few daffs flowering, some Iris and some Early Crocus. My "main crop" of bulbs is still to come.

  7. Given that Ireland seems farther north, I am amazed at the milder climate. My rhubarb still sleeps soundly. The crocus are so springy. I dug mine out to plant something else--I need to replace them.