Tuesday, 11 February 2014

I'm Back!


Hello.  Apologies for being absent from blog land for so long.  I didn't mean to disappear, but just haven't felt inspired to dig out the camera recently, with the unspeakable weather making hibernating indoors the best option.
Anyway, yesterday's lovely bit of sunshine in the morning was a tonic.  I ventured out to the greenhouse and rescued a couple of pelargoniums for the house.   A lot of the fuchsias are looking very sad, but I gave everything a good water and tidy so hopefully they'll perk up a bit.
There are signs of life in the garden, with plenty of snowdrops and these gorgeous hellebores cheering the place up.




Thank you for sticking around.  Hopefully it won't be as long 'till my next post!
xxx

32 comments:

  1. The weather has been so horrid, it's been so hard to be inspired to do anything other than hibernate under a big duvet! Lovely to see you back!

    xxx

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  2. Nice to see you back, the weather has been awful. Hopefully it will start picking up again soon.

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  3. Nice to see you back!!!
    And your photos...gorgeous as always!!!
    xoxoxo

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  4. Such nasty weather, non stop rain causing all kinds of damage - nice to see some flowers emerging!

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  5. Welcome back, the weather was terrible in Italy too.

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  6. Hi Debbie, glad that you did a new post! I can totally understand that the ongoing bad weather that you are having in England is getting on your nerves. Hopefully it will change soon for you!
    Love your photos. To me they are so "springish", especially the first one. The simplicity of the blue jars (are they antique?) in which you placed the snowdrops and the hellebores goes so well with the dainty flowers. Wishing you a nice evening!
    Christina

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    1. Yes, I have a few of these old bottles. I love the colour and think they're perfect for flowers.

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  7. It was so nice to see the sunshine yesterday - I even put some towels out to dry on the line! Lovely to see you back again. Jilly

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  8. I can't bear to pick flowers from the garden, Any flowers I pick have to come from the plot.

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  9. Hi Debbie,

    welcome back!
    I've missed your beautiful wonderful pictures.
    How I like your "Helleborus" (= Dutch, don't know the English word for the purple flowers)

    At this moment I’m rather down in the dumps, since I had this bet with my friend. I ‘m being punished for bragging in the company of my dearest friend it would be easy enough to get 222 followers by 22/2.
    This date is getting awfully close and I haven’t even reached 200 followers. That serves me right.
    Anyone out there who can help me out of my misery?
    Obiously, there is something for you in it as well: I crafted two colourfull presents.
    Have a look:
    http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/2014/02/giveaway-willie-whale-and-pocheke.html

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  10. The hellebore flowers look lovely floating in water. How long do they last like that?

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    1. They should last a few days floating in water. In a vase they tend to flop quite quickly and the insides are prettier anyway!

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  11. Glad you have dug out your camera again. You pictures are wonderful, lovely the hellebores and snowdrops in blue jars.

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  12. Hello again,
    SUCH beautiful pictures, just adore the little snowdrops.
    See you again soon,
    Kate x

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  13. I agree with you that there's not all that much to inspire in the garden at the moment - thank goodness for hellebores, my snowdrops are pathetic, I think I inadvertently dug them up when I was weeding - typical! Nice to see you back.

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  14. It's lovely to hear from you. Wonderful photos too, such a joy to know that spring really is on it's way. Love the photo of the snowdrops.

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  15. Lovely to hear from you and to see the beautiful pictures showing the signs of spring. Sarah x

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  16. Nice to have you back :) the weather had been swful hasn't it and no end in sight at the moment. There still.be a hosepipe band atbthe slightest hibt of summer. Love the photos :)

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  17. So glad you are back and your weather is the complete opposite to ours. We desperately need rain and with another day of 35 deg, my new garden hasn't even been seen to at all. The smoke haze from the fires is also terrible and we haven't even had any very close this time. I'll drool over your beautiful flowers for the time being and funny how we both had the same post headings this time. Take care.

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  18. It was lovely to see you on my blog roll again! Welcome back you have been missed. I know exactly how you feel with this awful weather. I have looked in my greenhouse with the fence propped up against it while the wind whips up around it, and it all looks so forlorn, however at least I am not four feet in water... yet! Thank you for brightening up my day with your beautiful plants xx

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  19. Oh I don't blame you - January was a real struggle for me! My mother-in-law was just telling me last weekend that hellebores make lovely cut flowers, and after seeing your beautiful blooms, methinks I'll save my pretty ones from being soaked yet again tomorrow...Chrissie x

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  20. Hi, what lovely Helleborus from the garden - and welcome back!

    Sigrun

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  21. Your beautiful flowers are perfect for cheering up in this appalling weather. I've never seen hellebores in water like that; they do look lovely.

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  22. Lovely photos and gorgeous flowers! Oh, and I love your Pinterest boards, too :) Jen

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  23. Nice to see you back. Just a hint of sun makes all the difference to the spirit doesn't it? Lovely photos. Patricia x

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  24. Hi Debbie, I've never thought to bring my hellebores indoors but how lovely they look in that bottle and floating in a bowl - I might go into the garden and get some before it rains (again!). Glad you're back. Have a lovely weekend.
    Jane x

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  25. Such pretty flowers, and the light looks good too ... you can tell you took advantage of a spot of sunshine ... this post makes spring seem like a possibility after all.

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  26. Lovely to see you back! It's been such miserable weather, I've been staying in a lot too. These photos are great, I really like the one of snowdrops in the white pot.

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  27. Beautiful photos! So many lovely flowers with the promise of spring not too far away we hope!
    Gill xx

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  28. Love these, you've inspired me to do something with mine! The book you've reviewed looks good too, I'm terrible with flowers never seem to get them to look good, my mum could make the cheapest bunch look like a million dollars! :) x

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  29. I know how hard it is to deal with gardening projects during winter. It is, indeed, very tempting to stay indoors while the snow covers your beloved garden, right? Well, I just hope that you’ll be able to save more flowers from your garden. I hope you can regain the beauty of your garden once winter ends. :)

    Darrell Gardner

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  30. I'm even further behind than you :} Beautiful blooms, I have a few outside but nothing like yours.

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