Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

It’s officially the first day of spring today and despite a few wet days, it is finally beginning to feel like spring! I had a wander round our garden today and although it is in desperate need of a tidy up, there’s quite a bit of colour out there.

I’ve been getting somewhat despondent with the garden over the last month as I’ve been so busy trying to sort the house out I haven’t had chance to get in the garden at all, so it does need a seriously big tidy up. It doesn’t help that next-door are changing the boundary fence, so there’s areas I can’t tidy up until they’ve finished, although I have to say, what they’ve done so far is looking very nice. I’ve already told them I’ll be growing lots of climbers up it! I’m also completely redesigning a large area and I’m about half way through clearing it, I have organised for some young muscles to come and help which should make a big difference.

Daffodils always make a garden look springy, I’ve got big ones and little ones, I find the little ones stand up to the weather much better, I’ve also got quite a few highly scented ones, the perfume wafts around the garden.

The first camellia flower came out today, it’s alovely soft red colour, what I think might be called carmine red. I’ve bought a couple more camellias this year on Otley market as they do seem to like our soil. The magnolia stellata is just about to come into flower, it’s one of my favourite shrubs in the garden, it looks fabulous when it’s in full flower. I’ve a miniature flowering cherry too, it’s only about 12″ tall, so you can imagine how tiny the flowers are, it’s very pretty and delicate.

I’ve three hellebores near the pond with lots of flowers on, they’re not easy to photograph as all the blooms point downwards, so I literally pointed the camera upwards from underneath and hoped for the best, I think they’ve come out pretty well.

Jack Frost Brunnera

A few years ago I bought a Jack Frost Brunnera at the Harrogate show, it’s done really well and the foliage is just appearing now, it is covered with forget-me-not type flowers in early summer. Pulmonaria self seed themselves all over the garden, they get a bit tatty late in the season but the flowers are really pretty at the moment.


We’ve got lots of workmen coming in over the next few days, so I’m hoping to be able to escape into the garden for a bit, weather permitting, if not I think I’ll have a potter in my sewing room…

Garden in March


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. KerryCan says:

    This is a tough time of year for those who love in New England and upstate New York! Everyone is showing photos of beautiful flowers blooming and we have . . . Snow! Your pictures give me hope . . .

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  2. CurlsnSkirls says:

    You might not think your garden’s in good shape, but these flowers look beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

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