I've been like a woman possessed since we got home from Mallorca & we've had all this wonderful sunshine. I've been busy planting seeds & begonias for my new baskets & taking cuttings in my little growhouse.
The biggest change to the cosmetics of the garden is the addition of some new gravel to hide the scruffy tarmac & drain cover which have been my main bug bear ever since I started the garden from scratch. I'm very pleased with the result & I think you'll agree that it is a big improvement. Have a look around!
|This lovely creature was a recent birthday present from some|
dear friends & looks delightful at the base of my cherry tree
especially when the solar lights come on at night.
|A newly painted bench courtesy of Mr Frosty|
|The roses are coming to life & looking healthy & full of promise|
|My mini alpine garden with resident Buddha|
|The strawberry pot all planted up with ivy leaf geraniums|
with will look a picture when they all flower.
I think we were all lulled into thinking during that gorgeous spell of warmth & sunshine that spring had arrived & winter was behind us. Wrong!! As we all know that wind started to howl & the rain lashed. I think we can be cautiously optimistic now & the garden is certainly springing to life. I'm out there at every opportunity & to the neglect of other things like the housework (!!) & even my other love, my crafting.
I actually counted my pots & containers yesterday which are increasing by the day it seems-big mistake.....I'm up to 85 at the moment. Actually make that 86 I bought another this morning to house the standard fuchsia I'm nurturing. Of course that doesn't include the 3 hanging baskets which I've just planted up either & then there's.......oh dear! I'm going to regret this when it comes to watering every night, still my eye is on that prize again this year!!
|My roses are looking good|
|New patio sweet peas|
|New bird bath in my revamped cottage garden|