Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung here in Surrey.  Everyday sees a new type of flower open up.  Hard to resist taking pictures!

The double Hellebore came into the garden via one of those offers where you pay postage only for ten plants.  The plants are tiny and usually at the ordinary end of the spectrum.  Indeed the other nine are simple single flowers.  As luck would have it I planted this one by the front door and so I get to see it often.  What’s even better is that it keeps on flowering well into May, three pounds well spent!

The Oregon Grape, Forsythia and Aubretia all came with the house and were part of the pleasure of our first Spring in the house seeing what was in the garden.  Later we will have lots of bluebells, for our first couple of years they were just leaves and no flowers.  Somebody must have flicked a switch because ever since the garden has been a sea of blue.

Do you have a favourite Spring flower?





  1. March 19, 2017 / 1:04 am

    Beautiful. I really do love this time of year. I am not sure what it is, but I like the flower in the top left of your collage best x

  2. March 19, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Spring looks like it’s sprung right on time where you are. It seems to have forgotten to come here, it’s so windy and rainy!

    • Catherine
      March 19, 2017 / 1:09 am

      It was chilly today, so hopefully things haven’t sprung to early

  3. March 19, 2017 / 1:11 am

    Wow! You really are in full spring bloom. Such beautiful colours. Here in Oxfordshire our garden isn’t nearly as colourful as yours!

  4. March 19, 2017 / 2:29 am

    Oh wow! It really has…..What beautiful colours.

  5. March 19, 2017 / 6:47 am

    Hi Catherine, that was three pounds well spent indeed! I do love spring, it’s my favorite time of year. As my favourite spring flower? That’s a tricky one as there are so many pretty ones. The wild orchids, daisies and poppies have to be my favorites and the mighty sunflower my favourite summer flower.

    I bet your garden looks beautiful in full bloom.


    • Catherine
      March 19, 2017 / 8:08 am

      The orchid that you featured recently was very beautiful

  6. March 19, 2017 / 7:11 am

    Doesn’t it make everything seem better when a bit of colour starts to appear. Lovely pics (and garden). #MySundayPhoto

  7. March 19, 2017 / 8:13 am

    Oh wow Catherine these are beautiful. Up here in the Peaks I think we may be a few weeks behind you down south. I love it when spring starts to show its colours x

    • Catherine
      March 19, 2017 / 9:40 am

      You’ll have the full display for Easter, hopefully

  8. March 19, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Spring has well and truly sprung indeed. Chez moi I think we’re about a month ahead of normal and most blossom is over and leaves are back. My favourite early spring flower is definitely mimosa as it comes out here in January and late spring/early summer it’s got to be the “messugo” flower (hence choosing the name of my house and blog!) which is a type of wild cistus.

    • Catherine
      March 19, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      I had wandered where Lou Messugo came from, once I discovered it wasn’t your name!

  9. March 19, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Yeah spring! My favorite time of year.

  10. March 19, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    So many lovely captures – the injection of colour in the landscape and scenery of late is warmly welcomed. Daffodils are definitely my favourite flower of spring.

  11. March 19, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    I love them all! But there may be a special place in my heart for the ones that show up on our peach trees at home.

  12. Susanna Bavin
    March 19, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Hellebores are my favourite flower at this time of year. I had a lot of mature hellebores in the garden where we used to live and I brought some of them with me when we moved to Wales. I also love spring-flowering bulbs and elephant’s ears (bergenia).

  13. March 19, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    This time of year is my absolute favourite, its so lovely to see so many flowers coming back to life and the gorgeous colours they bring too.

  14. Pippa
    March 19, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    I love the cherry blossom. Reminds me of our Tokyo days!

  15. March 21, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Beautiful photos, I do love this time of year.

  16. March 21, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    As much as Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons, there’s always something nice about spring and all the flowers #MySundayPhoto

  17. March 25, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Such beautiful flowers and so lovely to see the Spring flowers appearing. I do like the photo of the hellobore. How lovely to have bluebells in your garden 🙂

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