What a difference a day makes!

I am amazed, the past few days have been the depths of winter, today it is bright sunshine, the birds are singing once more, the temperature is up to 10 C and the flowers are fine, definitely spring time!

I was so surprised to see the hellebores standing up again after 4 days smothered by snow.

Not standing up so well, but at least the flowers have survived.

My first snakeshead fritillary!

Chionodoxas about to bloom.

The only casualty that I can see are the flowers on the chaenomeles by the back door. The flowers are now brown, but with a lot of buds still to open, it won’t be long before we have blossom once more.

My daughter came from Bristol today and got my central heating working once more, the joy of having heat and hot water again is wonderful, many , many thanks Rachael, you are a star!

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18 Responses to What a difference a day makes!

  1. Anna says:

    The powers and speed of recovery are quite amazing. Here it’s not as warm as with you so everything is still looking bedraggled and sad. Glad to hear that Rachael came to your rescue and that the boiler is working again.

    • Pauline says:

      Such a mess was left behind after the snow had retreated Anna, I’ll have to have a good sweep round tomorrow. Rachael was amazing, consulting her ipad to find out what to do, it didn’t take long before everything was working again. I’ll still let the plumber come, but not as an emergency call out, just to check everything is as it should be.

  2. Susie says:

    Lovely flowers in the sunshine. Winter has been tough going this year, hasn’t it? Glad spring is working its way toward you Pauline.

    • Pauline says:

      I was really surprised to see them standing again as if nothing had happened Susie, I thought they would have been squashed! I had thought that we already had spring, until the weather decided otherwise, all our little bulbs were flowering away until the snow came!

  3. Christina says:

    The same thing happened here yesterday (Sunday), Pauline. The birds were singing and it was warm – lovely. Looking forward to the Fritillaries! How awful that the boiler wasn’t working when you needed it most.

    • Pauline says:

      I still have a few patches of snow Christina, where it had drifted into corners, but the rest has all gone. Today is dull and rain is due later, I think temperatures are back to normal for this time of year, although more snow is on our way for Friday! To have heat and hot water once more is lovely, what a fantastic daughter I have!

  4. Caro says:

    All snow gone here too, Pauline. What a relief! My hellebores are standing up again which really surprised (and delighted) me. Same with the daffodils and cyclamen and, thankfully, the agapanthus that I brought back from my Mum’s garden in December 2016. It looked to be a goner during the snow; I’d have been so upset to lose it, but it seems all’s well with the garden once more.

    • Pauline says:

      It is such a releif when they all bounce back isn’t it Caro, you would think they would all be squashed! Glad your Agapanthus had survived the weather, they add so much to a garden I think. I have a Phormium which isn’t looking too happy, I just hope it survives.

  5. Cathy says:

    Happy Spring, Pauline! Lovely to see your hellebores with no damage from the cold. 🙂

  6. Jason says:

    Gorgeous Hellebores!

  7. debsgarden says:

    I have often admired the sturdiness of hellebores! You have some wonderful varieties. I always hate freezes 9 not to mention snow!) this time of year. We have had a couple nights of sub-freezing temps and a lot of new buds in my garden got zapped. Happens every year…sigh. But I never worry about the hellebores.

    • Pauline says:

      The Hellebores have been amazing Deb, they are looking better than ever! Since the snow has melted, we have had non stop rain, everywhere is sodden and no gardening can be done at the moment unfortunately. Inspite of it all, the bulbs are flowering away, looking very springlike.

  8. Peter says:

    Your garden wears spring beautifully. Glad that the snow and cold did little damage!

  9. Ali says:

    Amazing hellebores and sunshine. I am craving some sun!

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