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Sunday, 2 March 2014

I Love March For...


... stirring

Whether March comes in like a lamb or roars like a lion, it's a month which can't be ignored. Everywhere the earth is whispering, plants are stirring and birds are building or spring cleaning their homes. There's an explosion of growth and plants like these crocus open their faces towards the sun.

After weeks of rain, it's good to see the sun again and to have a garden which is warm to work in. This morning sees the garden in steam as the sun sets about adding its warmth to the cold, wet soil. The water vapour escaping into the bright sunshine makes it look like the earth has started to breathe again.

I also have some special days to celebrate soon, so of all the months of the year, March is my favourite.

What do you love about March?

24 comments:

  1. March is always a lovely gardening month, it holds so much promise & busyness! It is also my most expensive month & I never look forward to that bit. Enjoy!

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  2. Hi Joanne - I'm lucky as one of my special days means I often have something to counteract the expense :)

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  3. Wendy (@rooftopvegplot) on Twitter says: I love March because it means that April is just around the corner. The most optimistic of months:)

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  4. I love March because the daffodils really get going, and then I know everything will be fine. Probably...

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    1. Here's hoping everything will be fine in your neck of the woods Kate

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  5. I love March because of all the excitement for the all the new garden projects for 2014.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Anna and Vibeke

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    1. Hello and welcome Anna :-) yes it is an exciting time of the year

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  6. It's officially spring and suddenly there's light. And windowsills full of seed trays.

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    1. Yes there are lots of seed trays!

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  7. Sorry, that sounded a bit churlish! I don't want to wish away your special days. But actually, it's true: my son's birthday is at the end of March, and it's funny how often we get a mini-heatwave around that time.

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    1. I'm glad you clarified that Victoria! Yes, a late March birthday would make that part of the month more attractive ;-)

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  8. Sydney gardens are at their exuberant peak! The dahlias and cannas look amazing and the aloes and late-flowering salvias are just beginning.

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    1. Ooh yes, fab Catherine! I've been in Sydney in April and I loved visiting the botanic garden then :-)

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  9. Hola. I love cycling in Majorca! Thought of you today as as I passed the nature reserves by Alcudia. Catch up when back.

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    1. Hi Mark - I wondered if you'd be in Mallorca soon. I hope you had a wonderful time

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  10. I like that it sort of signals that winter is on the way out! We are all into close ups of crocuses aren't we?

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    1. Sue I shied away from daffodils because of the mass outpouring of them for St David's day ;-)

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  11. I love March for the same things! But it is also my Mum's birthday and 8th the Women Day-and we get to get flowers from men;)

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    1. Welcome Aga :-) Good to see another lover of March!

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  12. A hasty note to remind you there will be a link box for Tree Following posts on Loose and Leafy tomorrow (March 7th). It'll stay open for seven days.
    http://looseandleafy.blogspot.co.uk/
    Lucy

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