Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I nearly didn’t write this post as it’s been raining since mid afternoon, but after tea it was more of a light drizzle so I popped out to take some photos. It’s amazing how much everything has greened up over the last couple of weeks with a bit of rain.

Spring garden

I spent several hours in the garden today before the rain came, mainly trying to clear weeds from the front garden. I started my weedkiller spray regime, every three weeks, though after rain this afternoon today’s effort may be somewhat ineffective! I’m hoping this will beat the marestail and bindweed in particular. I’m planning to clear as much weed from here as possible before putting two layers of membrane down and a bark mulch on top, I’ll then plant shrubs and roses through the membrane, anything else which appears will get zapped! I made reasonable progress today – it’s quite a big area.

Spring garden

The hostas are all unfurling their leaves and looking glorious. The ones round the pond usually fare OK, but this one down by the garage gets eaten alive. It was only when I enlarged the photo on the computer that I spotted the snail sitting there bold as brass! I’ve just popped back outside and he is now residing on the back lane, where hopefully a thrush or a blackbird will have him for tea!

Spring garden

This hosta is next to the pond, it’s leaves seem yellow even next to the primulas.

Spring garden

Hubert the heron is on the other side of the pond, he is already disappearing behind Solomons seal and cammassias.

Spring garden

I’ve got quite a few clumps of cammassia now, they seem to like my soil, I love the way this clump mingles with a purple leafed honesty. You may recall I was trying to identify a plant about a month ago, well it’s this honesty!

Spring garden

Yesterday I was weeding down by the conservatory, it’s quite scary how fast the weeds appear, they’re setting seed before you know it! I’m going to have a bit of a move round in this bed as there is a very pretty hydrangea in the middle which is going to be moved. I say it’s pretty, it was beautiful when I bought it about five years ago at the Harrogate Show, one of those plants that people OOh at when you walk past! It hasn’t flowered since,not once! This is the second position I’ve tried, I’ve bought specialist feed…I’m going to try it in a large pot, I’ve been out and bought some lovely compost for it, fingers crossed!

Spring garden

The roses are all leafing up nicely. This one is Lady Emma Hamilton, it has the most beautiful copper orange blooms with a strong perfume. The leaves are tinged with a pretty shade of red.

Spring garden

This is my favourite view of the garden at the moment, out of the kitchen window, the white and blue border just in front is coming together nicely. The lilac just behind our garden is just coming into flower too. We get lots of birds visiting the feeders, they sit on the arch and then pop down for something to eat. This month we were really pleased to see a woodpecker on the nuts, we used to get one visiting the garden a few years ago, but we had to move the feeder nearer the house and we hadn’t seen (or heard) him since. They are very shy, we used to see him flying in from cover to cover, always positioning himself on the opposite side of the tree or the feeder from the house. We’ve also had a jay visit, I’ve seen them on the back lane but this was a first in the garden.

Spring garden

I’ve just been down to the garden centre and bought three wire obelisks, so hopefully next week I’ll be able to show you photos of them in position!

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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13 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. MrsCraft says:

    You have a really beautiful garden!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Prue Batten says:

    It’s looking wonderful! How long till your ‘open garden’?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. suth2 says:

    Your garden is prolific, you obviously enjoy gardening.

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    That first photo is just lovely, I think one for each season would be just beautiful on a wall!

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  5. Yvonne says:

    You are blood thirsty i hope a thrush or blackbird has him for tea, garden is looking super

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  6. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your garden is so interesting with all the different plants. It is amazing how weeds can pop up so fast. You have pretty snails in your area. I know they can be so damaging especially to hostas. I bet your hydrangea needs a little more sun. They often do need more sun than I think they do. I have some planted under a tree that when the tree was smaller they bloomed well. Now they need to be moved to a sunnier spot because they never bloom. I really don’t have a place for them so I just let them be green and grow. Your kitchen view is splendid. It must make you happy every time you look out.

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  7. KerryCan says:

    It’s all really amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. wybrow1966 says:

    It really is starting to fill out and just love the way your new arbour and shed match!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Beautiful meander!

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