Thursday, 19 March 2015

Spring has Sprung

Posted by Rosie

Yup, spring has definitely sprung.

So how do I know? 

Is it the date?  Warmer weather?  Flowers aplenty?  Birds nesting?  Or is it the fact that ...

I've mowed the grass for the first time this year!

I even got our temperamental mower to start after only 3 pulls and I made some certain porcine inhabitants of Eco-Gites of Lenault very happy (Pigs love fresh grass cuttings!)


Ginger and Toggle


So whilst the piglets are still superbly cute, grass cutting is not particulalry photogenic so here are some pictures of some of the flowers I saw when out with the camera yesterday:

Pot by the gite front door

Speedwell

White Dead Nettle

Celendine

Broccoli gone to flower

Crocuses

Periwinkle

Primroses

Have you mown your grass yet?  Maybe someone on Annie's How Does Your garden Grow linky will be as excited as me having done just the same.  Why don't you head over and have a look.


Simple Wanderlust

16 comments :

  1. I've mowed too! It's so exciting. I know speedwell is pretty, but as it's the most prolific weed in my potager I don't think I've ever photographed it!

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    1. I love the first cut almost as much as the pigs do but by the end f the summer I'll be totally fed up of mowing!

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  2. I've never seen a broccoli flower before, very pretty. Sadly we don't have any grass as the back garden is all paved with raised beds. The front is one big flowerbed. Celendine has been popping up here too, such a cheerful looking flower.

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    1. I love celendines for their pure brightness and primroses for being so delicate yet also so tough.

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  3. No we haven't yet, but our grass is looking like it needs it! I'll wave this post under MOH's nose when he says it's too early. We have an equal distribution of jobs here - he does grass and leaves and I do the rest :) #hdygg

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    1. Just tell him to cut it on a high setting until the weather warms up a bit.

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  4. So far our garden hasn't needed mowing which makes both my husband and me very happy. (I always get impatient with him to mow it and when I do it instead he gets upset as he feels guilty for not doing it.) Your piglets look too cute.

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    1. I quite like mowing early on in the year ... I get fed up with it later on!

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  5. We've mown for the first time too, and also put down moss killer which has made me realise most of the 'lawn' isn't actually grass! Time to buy some grass seed I think. Lovely to see all your Spring blooms :)

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    1. Thank you and it's a good time to sow grass seed now.

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  6. I mowed my front lawn this week too! You forget just how freaking awesome the smell of freshly cut grass is. Those lovely little piggies, you know I'm going to need therapy when'B' Day comes...
    (bacon)

    Loving the Spring vibes from the gite! Thanks for joining in and sharing again Rosie xx

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    1. I know what you mean about cut grass scent. Smell is such a powerful sense and the smell of cut grass can whiz me back to me childhood in no time.

      "B" day. I thought you meant butcher day ...

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  7. haha! you make me laugh! i was just thinking that MAYBE this weekend . . . better fill the gas tank! :)

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    1. I had been putting it off as I didn't think the mower would start. So glad it did and everywhere looks so much neater with a haircut.

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  8. We haven't got round to giving ours the first cut of the year but it is definitely ready! I always love seeing our garden after the grass has been cut x #HDYGG

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  9. I love the smell of the first cut of the year, such a sign that Spring is springing.
    I do love coming here and learning something new, today it's Speedwell and Periwinkle, seen lots of these about and been wondering what they are called.

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