Saturday, 25 February 2012

Signs of a spring to come

Although I wouldn't go as far to say that spring is in the air, today feels as if it is at least possible.  We spent the morning in the lovely market town of Romsey, enjoying the sunshine, and exploring the charity shops.  We found a really interesting pen and ink drawing which we think must be 1930s or thereabouts.

A trip to the gardening centre on the way home got us thinking about planning changes to the garden.  We bought a holly bush to add much needed structure and greenery, a red currant bush and raspberry canes.  Mr C also got some shallots to add to his veg patch.   I also bought a lovely bunch of tulips to brighten up Hazel Cottage

Looking around the  garden at this time of year fills me with hope that spring will come - the green shoots of the bulbs are poking through the dead leaves, it wont be long until the daffodils arrive and the garden comes back to life again.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,
the wise grows it under his feet
James Oppenheim


  1. I am hoping this nice bit of weather we are having is the start to a lovely spring,I cannot wait until the light nights now.Enjoy the rest of your weekend.Love Jill xx

  2. What a lovely picture you found. Lets hope were going to have a lovely mild Spring. Julie xxx

  3. It has been such a lovely weekend, I stood in the jumble sale queue on Sat afternoon and the sun was warm on my face, heaven!! My Husbands grandpa lives in Romsey..a lovely old 1930's house with an ancient knarly apple tree in the garden, I love his garden. thats a lovely picture. Have a good week x

    1. Thanks for your comment, I love finding comments to our posts! Amazing how much the weather has changed since the weekend, it is grey and dull but at least we are at work and not looking out of the window yearning to back in the garden!