Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

Today’s meander was more of a quick whizz as it was too cold to dilly-dally outside! I make no apologies for the lack of progress in the garden over the last few days, we were away for a couple of days and then Storm Ciara hit with strong winds and heavy rain, it was definitely a weekend to stay in the sewing room!

This was the flooding on the back lane behind our garden, at the far end it would have been over my wellies!

We had a temporary water feature in our back garden! The old railway line behind us occasionally floods and overflows down our path, luckily we live on a hill so the water just carries on down our drive to the road! Last time it did this was the Boxing Day floods a few years ago. Other areas have not been so lucky with lots of flooding around Yorkshire.

This morning the garden path is looking pretty clean, though the drive has loads of debris strewn across it. The rest of the garden seems to have escaped pretty unscathed. I noticed the pulmonaria are just starting to flower, they’re a really pretty blue and pink.

My hellebores are still putting on a good show, this is my favourite one when it’s in full flower, it’s a wonderful deep red, it’s still in bud at the moment but it shouldn’t be long. I think it brings out the purple of the pretty little hebe next to it.

I noticed another hellebore in flower down by the conservatory, I only planted it last year so it’s still pretty small but it’s a beautiful double flower with delicate pink spots, I think they call them freckles.

Perennials are starting to push their shoots up, this is brunnera Jack Frost, I’ve another couple of brunnera plants around the garden as they provide good ground cover and make a lovely display of pretty blue flowers in the spring…and they like my soil!!

We should have our first daffodil soon, as the buds have formed and they’re starting to bow down. Hopefully they won’t get too battered by the snow we’re expecting over the next few days!

Hopefully next weekend I’ll manage to start working on the garden as there’s an awful lot to do!

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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14 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. endrickwater says:

    Battered or not, your garden is far in advance of mine. Snowdrops, some early crocus (they really are battered), leaves of the dafs and allium are about all to be seen. The lilac buds do start to get fat, and I always worry they’ll break, but they never do.

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  2. nanacathy2 says:

    That’s a spectacular water fall. Garden looking good despite the weather.

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  3. mandycurrie says:

    Even though we’ve had such a storm, your garden is showing lovely signs. I love the double flower Margaret, so pretty. I haven’t seen any daffs yet. Regards Mandy xx

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  4. suth2 says:

    It is such a lovely garden even in winter. Your helebores are beautiful.

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  5. Gail says:

    We are quite a while from Spring flowers here in Ontario, Canada. There is still white stuff on the ground…

    The stairway in your garden makes an interesting waterfall feature!

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  6. Laura says:

    Love the new water feature, Margaret! As always, it is pure pleasure to peruse your garden! 🙂

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  7. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your waterfall is amazing. I bet the first time it did that you panicked. I sure would have. That is a lot of water traveling down those steps. A good thing it has someplace to go. Your garden is far ahead of mine. I do have a freckled hellebore blooming but it is a single bloom. One of my favorites.

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  8. Love the look of your garden, so inviting! and that hellebore is just so gorgeous!

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  9. kathyreeves says:

    Such a lovely waterfall you’ve designed! Your garden has a lovely quality to it even in winter, such expectation, I think!

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  10. Sharon says:

    Always love a tour round the garden. Gets me outside tending mine 🙂

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  11. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Am so glad the rains hadn’t damaged your lovely garden, and you were able to get out and about long enough to get some nice photos for us to enjoy. Thank you!

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  12. magpiesue says:

    That was a very pretty waterfall you had temporarily!

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