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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Spring in the park

I have just returned from Manchester and what glorious weather we had. At long last I could take Mum to her favourite place, the gardens in Dunham Massey . Spring was in evidence everywhere.

Carpets of daffodils.


These dwarf irises were very unusual as the flowers were the usual size but the stem was only  3-4cms in height.





I think these are a kind of hyacinth but not sure.





Sadly this tree had been uprooted in the last storm.



This rabbit looked very well fed. Perhaps not the gardener's best friend.


14 comments:

  1. Magnificent gardens! We have nothing like these shows of bulbs here - surely your reward after living through long winters. Those open stretches of daffodils and dwarf irises are amazing.

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  2. Hi! I am stopping by to introduce myself after I noticed your comment on DJanity's blog. Ohhhhhhh, such a pretty Spring post. The flowers? Awesome. The colors? Superb...and an added sweetness of an Easter Bunny!!

    It was nice meeting you.

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  3. What a beautiful display of daffs. I have never noticed dwarf irises before. Will keep and eye out for them. Lovely spring shots.

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  4. Those daffodils and iris are just beautiful! Happy spring. Yes, that bunny is looking quite well fed. :-)

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  5. Beautiful flowers! Especially the daffodils. We have some blooming here too. Cute pic of the bunny.

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  6. We all love the nice weather, we deserve it after all the rain we had.

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  7. It's so wonderful to see the spring flowers blooming. The flowers here are still under lots of snow, but we watched the chipmunk come out of hibernation at my daughter's this morning. Glad you and your mom could enjoy her favorite park again.

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  8. How beautiful ! After this awful winter weather it's so nice to see flowers again. We have spring weather too and slowly it starts to bloom a little everywhere !

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  9. So envious of those beautiful daffodils. None of those here -- too hot. I miss them.

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  10. That looks like beautiful weather - spring indeed. We were 5 F this morning (-15 C)!

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  11. It must be lovely to be able to get out and see the flowers heralding in Spring.

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  12. Peter does look rather well feed - Mr. McGregor would not be very happy.

    I'm sure I had some of the stuff in the children museum myself!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. Many thanks for the introduction to Manchester - I'm off to Congleton, near Manchester, in a few weeks' time, so will endeavour to fit in a visit to those gardens you've shown so beautifully!

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  14. I especially like the reflections.

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