GBBD – March 2010


I have decided to re-christen this month’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day as Garden Bloggers Bud Day.  Apart from the Crocus, Snowdrops and Irises there is not much in flower in the garden but there is certainly alot on the  verge of breaking into flower. I am really anticipating the Hellebores  opening, I have a yellow one in flower but now some of the more run of the mill ones are about the burst forth which is always a delight.

Still there is no sign of the Daffodils which were adorning the garden this time last year.  However, I did discover these Daffodil buds which hopefully will be opening in the next few days if the weather holds.

The Camellias are also getting ready to burst open with their volumptious flowers. This time last year there was far more in flower in the garden and also more leaves showing.  Hopefully it won’t be too long before the garden comes alive.

For more Garden Blogger Bloom Day posts visit Carol at May Dreams

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I live in Malvern, Worcestershire and am a very keen gardener. I started the Patient Gardener Blog in January 2008 as a way of recording what was happening in my garden and connecting with other like-minded people. I started a second blog PatientGardener 365 January 2013 in order to try and post a photo a day to capture what is growing in my garden or places I have visited
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22 Responses to GBBD – March 2010

  1. Buds are as beautiful in their way as blooms – little packets of potential. I love your new banner.

  2. shirl says:

    Happy Bloom Day, Helen! Yep, lots of buds here too. My hellebores are still holding on too. I just love the crocuses just now, planting them in my lawn was one of my better ideas :-D

  3. Lzyjo says:

    Beautiful! I love buds. That pink camellia is particularly charming. It’s going to be so exciting when they all bloom.

  4. Nell Jean says:

    March is a time of great promises.
    Happy Bloom Day.

  5. Town Mouse says:

    Happy bud day, then! I love your banner, by the way. That collection of gloves outshines the buds, don’t you think? But in April it will be different.

  6. Happy Bud Day to you too – I also posted photos of my Hellebore buds, but they are almost open, probably by this afternoon or tomorrow for H. niger.

  7. Catherine says:

    At least buds are a good sign that blooms aren’t far behind. Happy bud day!

  8. I don’t have any bud’s yet. Still covered up with snow, but you give me hope that something will happen soon.

  9. Happy Bud day – great idea. The buds are looking lovely and plump so it won’t be long. I love your new header photo!

  10. Martyn Cox says:

    There’s not much action in my garden. Even the crocus are refusing to open.

  11. noel says:


    you have alot of beautiful blooms coming from your garden today and it looks like alot of sweet smelling blooms also…thanks for sharing….i love the crocus, it does look like a good year for your crocuses

  12. Gail says:

    Buds are good! It’s a slow spring across the pond, over the mountains to the middle south! We are still in sweaters and scarves and this AM I had on gloves and a hat. I am ready for sunshine…. gail Been meaning to tell you how much I like the header photo!

  13. Balisha says:

    I love the “new name” It is especially fitting for my Northern Illinois garden. All of the flowers are so far behind. We had a cold winter with lots of snow. My daffodils and crocus are all in bud. Spring will be here soon…but I just am hearing the weather…snow for Sat. night. Oh, bother!

  14. Funny, you are behind, and my garden in Canada is ahead of schedule. Thanks for sending us the great weather.

  15. Lesley says:

    just back from a trip to Australia and my garden is full of bud what a welome home so different from when we left

  16. It’s a slow spring here in the U.S. too. I am ready for flowers, but I can wait I guess. Wish I could grow camellias, but I think there is too much heat for them in summer. Don’t know for sure. Happy Bloom Day.~~Dee

  17. Anna says:

    Some of my unopened yesterday buds were blooms today :)

  18. fairegarden says:

    Buds count as much as flowers in our book, Helen, and yours are perfect. March is about anticipation, and buds are the most promising things possible. Once a flower opens, it’s all downhill from there. :-)

  19. dozenoaks says:

    Your daffs are at exactly the same point as mine! I’m hoping the first one will open proper today…

  20. Diana says:

    PG, spring is here indeed. Beautiful blossoms!

  21. SummerHouseArt says:

    I like the new name too. Spring is here I’m sure and before we know it we’ll be awash in flowers.

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