Hello everyone, and welcome to spring!
Ok… To some spring has already sprung, probably in many ways if you look in your gardens! But today, the 20th March at 10:28am, the Vernal Equinox did happen.
For those of you in the southern hemisphere this means the end of summer and the beginning of autumn.
For more info on the vernal equinox, a Wikipedia article is HERE.
After a bit (HA!) of an annoying/frustrating 24 hours I needed something good today, so I went outside to see what the official start to spring had brought me and I was not disappointed!
The Daffies are yet to open up properly, but they won’t be long behind and with quite a few blooms evident they have not yet getting crowded. As this is their 4th year without being dealt with this may need to be the year they are dug up and spread out a bit.
The only issue is that with the rain last night it has knocked a couple of the very early blooms off. Nevermind, still plenty on there to enjoy!
Although I should probably think about moving that Yucca as it’s starting to poke into it.
If you are paying attention you will notice some kind of allium poking up. Looks like I missed something last year!
And finally… Could it be?
Will my patio Cherry flower this year? Those definitely look like flower buds there! It’s obviously not a leaf node like the one above left. Quite a few of these over the plant, mainly at the terminals though. Not many mid branch.
Will have to wait on if they open, although I don’t think it will be long. The wife will be so happy!
Also… Note the tiny spider webs on there. Looks like the spiders are out and about already, does this mean there are other insects out there for them to prey on?