Saturday, 18 April 2015

Garden wake up! ;-)

It's that time of year... the grand garden 'tidy up!'

And this year, we're really on top of it!

The grass has had its first cut...and then its second!

The sunny weather has woken the garden and all of a sudden, everywhere, 

there are splashes of colour.

I especially love the area by our greenhouse where the primroses and polyanthus

come into their own...such a welcome sight!

Show a tree a bit of sun and hey presto...

one day it's asleep and the next it's in full bloom!

This Amelanchier is beautiful; we have to look at it frequently as

the flowers are quite short lived. 

So pretty, so delicate.

And what is a garden without a Cowslip?

There are so many things in our garden that live together in perfect harmony.

(...mirroring what goes on inside the house! LOL!!;-)

Even a pile of logs or an old tree trunk covered in ivy

is a treat...look closer and there's more than you realise.

A birdhouse waits patiently as if quietly saying, ' Please pick me!'

A gentle breeze comes along and stirs the silence....not that there's

too much silence in the garden, as the birds make sure of that!

Starting at around 4am and continuing until dusk,

it's a very long day to keep singing! 

I'm not sure that I could sing for as long as that!

It's music to our ears; that's the charm of where we live.

I find myself becoming quite excited at the prospect of

transforming this lovely area...can it be any prettier than last year?

I'll give it a go.

But this year's big project is this:

What was once Nich's garden, has been cleared.

I'll always know it as 'Nich's garden' as he tended it for a few years

whilst he lived here and more importantly, it's where he 'got the bug' !

Now he's carried that bug across town, to his own garden! 

It's always good to have a small plot in which to ply your trade, so to speak!

But things move on and  Mr Snippets has worked, toiled, battled and bent his back

during the last two weeks. He's wrestled with a massive amount of Wisteria

roots and runners, (amongst other things)...boy, what a job that was!

He's worked tirelessly.

And so it's 'watch this space' for regular updates!' 

 Happy gardening, everyone!


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