Monday’s Meander Round the Garden


PeonyWe’ve had a mixed bag of weather this  week again, but it’s definitely improving! Yesterday was very blustery and wet, yet today is calm and sunny, typical April really! A bit of sunshine and warmth has made a huge difference in the garden with all sorts of perennials making their appearance so I’ve been wandering round checking what has survived the winter, reacquainting myself with what plant is where! Our main flush of daffodils is now out, making a great splash of colour along the top wall.

HostaA peony is unfurling its red fronds, a dicentra near the pond has reappeared, a lot of hosta buds have appeared but this little hosta by the conservatory door is already starting to open it’s leaves. The iris buds are a stunning purple colour which look really striking next to the pond.


The magnolia stellate which opened its first flower last weekend is looking wonderful, covered in dainty white bloom , the scent is beautiful, delicate but enough to notice as you walk past.

We’ve had a lot of visitors to the bird feeders, they’re all pairing up now, we have Mr and Mrs Bullfinch and Chaffinch coming regularly! Two goldfinches half emptied the sunflower seed dispenser, I can’t decide if they are very fussy or very messy eaters but they seem to eat one, drop five, eat one, drop five!! The ground feeders such as the sparrows and the blackbirds think its great, they stand underneath waiting for the next one to drop!

Magnolia Stellata

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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4 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. Thimberlina says:

    It’s looking lovely, makes it worth all the effort once it all starts blooming and new shoots start appearing.
    My gardens mainly lawned to make life easier, but I have a peony that came from my granddad’s garden and I noticed a few days ago that it’s grown a few inches. It also looks like another is sprouting at the side, I didn’t realise that would happen. Will i be able to move and replant it?? 🌺


    • craftycreeky says:

      Peonies are renown for not liking being moved, but I was told once the knack is to plant them at exactly the same level, good luck!

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      • Thimberlina says:

        It came from Leeds, then my sisters 2 gardens and then mine – it must be the luck of the irish that they’ve survived – my Grandad was a proper Irish man….just wondering if I should push my luck with this off shoot…may be not, it’ll just look bigger if it stays next to it’s friend!


  2. craftycreeky says:

    If it’s not a problem where it is, I’d let it be!


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