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Groundsel

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Groundsel seed head, magnification x 10

Groundsel seed head, magnification x 10

The problem with the arrival of Spring is that you realise just how much there is to do in the garden and are forced to accept there’s no time to do it in.

The weeds seem to have had a good time this winter; there’s more greenery in the gravel of the courtyard than I’ve ever seen before.

There are clumps of couch grass in the flower beds that bring up more soil than I can lift.

Groundsel, of which there is masses this year, is easier to pull up.

However its seed heads, beautiful though they are, just mean more work further down the line!

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Yellow in the flower bed

March 8, 2013 5 comments
A primrose bud

A primrose bud

I found the first pale yellow primrose buds under the big oak by the house today.

They’re not the only yellow, though. There have been golden yellow crocuses for some time.

But the flowerbed is dotted all over with yet another yellow: berries which have fallen from the yellow mistletoe growing in great clumps on the branches of the oak.

Yellow mistletoe berries

Yellow mistletoe berries