Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and it’s a special time all round. Along with Easter, this time of year brings New Year celebrations for many South- and South-East Asian cultures – for my family it’s Tamil New Year.
Here in Aberdeen, skies are blue, and there’s to plenty to admire outside.
A couple of weeks ago it finally started feeling like Springtime, and it was lovely to be out in the garden, admiring what’s coming up and planting out new things.
Gareth’s been doing a lot of ‘landscaping’ work over the last couple months, which we can now really enjoy.
We’ve got a nice little fenced off flower bed, with perennials coming up nicely.
Sorry to be clichéd, but Spring to me is sunshine and flowers, and the Springiest flower of them all is the tulip!
Our tulip patch has done well this year.
Some are only just blooming, some have been and gone.
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The weather’s getting ever so slightly milder (i.e. there’s less snow left on the ground), the clocks have gone forward, and it’s Easter Sunday.
No tulips yet, but we’ve got some lovely variegated shoots peeping out.
We’ve also got some peas started, and almost ready to go outside.
Our perennials are putting out little leaves, and the plants that were sheltered for the winter were allowed out. There were plenty of Monty Don references being made today.
Baking was done: Rosemary focaccia, recipe from here. Not the daintiest loaf, as I think we left it to rise a little bit too long while we went to the garden centre…but still yummy.
And the daffodils are finally making an appearance.
Springtime is here! Happy Easter!