Spring flowers

It’s going to be one of those spring Auvergne weeks weatherwise, with daytime temperatures ranging between 16C – 19C but below freezing at night.

In the garden lots of spring flowers both cultivated and wild are now at their best, the first to appear were the crocuses, but these are now over, with the  violets and primroses taking the main stage. All these early flowers are much appreciated by the many bee species we have in and visiting the garden.

The narcissus and cowslips are now also out along with some grape hyacinth, though the daffodils need another few days to open.

Elsewhere in the garden the flowering currant and forsythia are just coming into flower and the wild garlic and bluebells are putting on lots of growth. Even the humble daisy is welcome at this time of the year.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Spring flowers

  1. Barbara Johnston

    Hi there what lovely pictures, they are so colourful,makes one feel that summer is not too far away.

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  2. afrenchgarden

    The bees are having a field day with the spring flowers now, yours look lovely. What a difference some sun makes. We have as wide a temperature difference as you do only we are not going under zero at the moment. I can understand your difference, because of the altitude, but we are at sea level. I think it may be that the sun is so warm compared to the U.K. Amelia

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    1. datz Post author

      Hi Amelia
      It’s one of the first things we noticed. This far south the sun stays much higher in the sky all year and whatever the time of year, once the sun gets out its warm (though we did come here from Leeds!).

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