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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge is all about Spring. Not the boingy kind, but the season.

I have some flowers coming up in my garden. It’s quite exciting – I only bought the house a couple of months ago so I didn’t plant them and I don’t know what’s going to appear next!

Here is a picture of bluebells, according to my parents. I admit that they are bell-shaped, though more purple than blue, I would say. They also reckon that the little white flowers are garlic. Possibly the previous owner was worried about vampires.

Obviously I have some weed-removal yet to do, but I had to check with my parents first as I tend to remove the flowers and leave the weeds, left to my own devices.

garden bluebells

Bluebells and weeds and stuff

bluebells closeup

Close-up of the bluebells

I have no idea of what these things on the stalks on the right of the picture are.

little white things on stalks

Little white things on stalks

  1. NotAPunkRocker
    May 5, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Oh, how pretty! The flowers of course, not the weeds πŸ™‚

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    • May 5, 2014 at 9:47 am

      The weeds will soon be history. I got rid of the worst of them yesterday and I put down some stuff to get rid of the moss (once the neighbourhood cat cleared off, I didn’t want him getting ill).
      Sometimes weeds look prettier than the flowers, that’s why I keep making weeding mistakes! I was about to cut down an “eyesore” in the corner until Dad told me it was honeysuckle and would look lovely later in the year πŸ™‚

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  2. May 5, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Your garden is quite lovely. I wonder if the little white things on stalks are “lily of the valley?”
    They have a beautiful, unmistakable odor which other little white flowers do not have.
    πŸ™‚

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    • May 5, 2014 at 10:09 am

      It’s a tiny garden but with lovely flowers and enough room to sit out in and have a barbecue!
      I will have to wait to see if the white things flower and have a sniff πŸ™‚

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  3. May 5, 2014 at 10:11 am

    very kewl πŸ™‚

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    • May 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Kewl indeed! I wonder what will flower next?

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  4. May 5, 2014 at 10:40 am

    That’s so great with moving in during winter, the excitement about what’s coming up in the garden. Lovely flowers!

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    • May 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Yes, there are several pots with shoots coming up and I have no idea what they will be!

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  5. May 5, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Wow I love Bluebells, haven’t seen them in years πŸ™‚

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    • May 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Me neither, in fact I had forgotten what they looked like! They are really pretty.

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  6. May 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Those white flowers are absolutely guaranteed lilies of the valley. They smell yummy and grow like weeds. I encourage them.

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    • May 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks, that’s two votes for lily of the valley. I can’t wait to “see” what they smell like.

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  7. May 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    We had the same thing happen when we moved into our rental house. It was in summer so we had no idea what would come up in spring. Fortunately, the landscaping is quite nice but it was a surprise. I love bluebells. Lucky you.

    janet

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    • May 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      The bluebells are lovely.
      I don’t know much about gardening so I’ll need to remember where and what everything is and make sure I keep them all alive! I’ve never owned a house before an I’m still in the “better not touch this without checking” phase, forgetting that I own the garden and I can make it look the way I want πŸ™‚

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  8. May 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Lovely bluebells. Like your gardening attitude …wait & watch πŸ™‚

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    • May 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      It’s all I can do! My job is to keep the weeds down, make sure everything has enough water (but not too much!) and see what happens πŸ™‚

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  9. May 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Are the little white things on sticks a sort of lily of the valley?They look a bit like them but not quite, Wonderful show of bluebells!. You have very scented garden! and I reckon it all looks a bit more advanced than here in this part of the world (Cotswold Country)

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    • May 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      A few people reckon they are lily of the valley – I’ll have to wait and see what happens.
      One day nothing, the next bluebells! It’s been quite mild down here in Cornwall so I guess everything decided to bloom.

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  10. May 8, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I heard the bells ring…they’re lovely πŸ™‚ Pawkiss πŸ™‚

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    • May 9, 2014 at 6:40 am

      They are, and quite a surprise when they suddenly appeared! I can’t wait to see what else is going to come up.

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  11. May 11, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Moss can be good as ground cover to retain moisture. Take your plant photos into your garden center so they can help out with identifying and care of plants.
    Your garden looks lovely.
    I can’t go anywhere without my sunglasses. There are one of my life’s indulgences.

    ps off topic – reading about discoveries at Stonehedge, think they used up your trees. Ha ha! Your lack of trees sincerely fascinate me, that’s what I would study or learn about.
    Or be a meteorite hunter.

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    • May 11, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Taking in photos sounds like a good plan. I wouldn’t want my plants to die just because I don’t know what to do.

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  12. May 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    What where are the obscene garden gnomes!! (On a serious note.. such a bliss to have a garden right? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ )

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    • May 20, 2014 at 7:42 am

      I thought I’d wait until I was more established in the neighbourhood before introducing the obscene gnomes πŸ™‚
      It is nice to have a little garden.

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