Monday’s Meander Around the Garden

Magnolia StellataI don’t think the weather has realised it’s a bank holiday, it’s a glorious sunny day here in Yorkshire, traditionally a bank holiday means rain!!

A couple of warm sunny days has made all the difference  in the garden, the first few flowers on the magnolia stellate have finally appeared, I love this magnolia, the flowers are so dainty and yet elegant.

Pasque FlowerTulipsI spent a few hours in the garden yesterday and spotted some small tulips were in flower and a pasque flower, perfect timing for Easter. I used to have several of these but they don’t seem to have survived having the patio built, so I’ll have to get a few more!

ClematisI made two main purchases this week for the garden, I built a big obelisk a couple of years ago, I tried growing roses up it which really didn’t work (wrong type of rose!) so I planted a rambler rose a few weeks ago and yesterday I bought a clematis called Mr President, which (hopefully) has a large purple flower, then I also fell for a lovely honeysuckle which has rich orange flowers. Hopefully between them they will make a good centre piece for the ‘ Amber and Amethyst’ garden

HoneysuckleI managed to get OH in the garden with his chain saw yesterday, so we’ve done some hard pruning of buddleia amongst others. One of the doctors at work once found it very amusing that I pruned a buddleia with a chainsaw, but sometimes they just need a really hard prune!

The daffodils in the garden are still coming out; I went for a walk up Farndale during the week, it’s famous for it’s wild daffodils, they’re smaller and daintier than the garden variety, very pretty, especially on mass. We had a cup of tea at Daffy’s Café too!

Daffodils at Farndale

 

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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One Response to Monday’s Meander Around the Garden

  1. Thimberlina says:

    it’s amazing what a difference a week makes! Both in the weather and your lovely flowers!

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