Monday's Meander Round the Garden

We’ve had some lovely spring weather over the last few days, warm (for March!!) sunny, dry, we’ve even managed a cup of tea sitting in the sun…

As I’m now isolated til June I’m going to make a concerted effort to get on top of our garden! I’ve spent several hours each day over the weekend, cutting back, pruning and of course weeding! I’m trying to do an area at a time, rather than flitting about. I’ve been concentrating on the patio beds and in particular the big raised bed.

It looks a lot tidier than it did! As you can see my miniature flowering cherry is in blossom, it’s such a pretty little thing, I’ve probably had it about five years, so I don’t think it’s going to grow much bigger! Here’s a close up…

I planted my first purchase of the year too, a white peony from Otley market, I’ve planted it in the bed just by the arch which is mainly whites and creams, it looks lovely from the conservatory on a summers evening.

I finally pruned a lot of roses last week, but I still have a lot of weeding to do in this part of the garden, the shrubs are all just starting to come into leaf though.

Bird feeders are great time wasters! I can sit for ages watching the birds visiting our feeders, first to go is usually the sunflower hearts! At the moment regular visitors include bull finches, goldfinches, greenfinch, bluetits, great tits, coal tits, long tailed tits, robins and underneath picking up the scraps are dunnocks and blackbirds, together with the cutest little pair of mice.

I think I can find plenty to keep myself occupied!

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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11 Responses to Monday's Meander Round the Garden

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Your garden is going to be sooo gorgeous come June, Margaret! Hope you can get crafting supplies as needed, as those rainy days will surely find you doing lots … not that you don’t already have lots on the go! We can always have a natter, too.


  2. I’m so grateful to have a garden at the moment, so good for the soul especially in the current situation. Lovely to see how yours is looking at the moment. xx


  3. anne54 says:

    It will be lovely to see your garden over the coming months ~ a balm for our very weary souls ~hugs~


  4. suth2 says:

    Your garden is an absolute delight. I am finding that the garden is my solace during this difficult time.


  5. Sharon says:

    Just lovely, this is the perfect time to work in the garden with all the social distancing and isolating for some, like us, with underlining conditions during this time. I always love the walk through your garden, it always inspires me.


  6. kathyreeves says:

    Enjoy this time in your garden Margaret, may it be a balm to your heart and light to your soul.


  7. endrickwater says:

    I always enjoy visiting your garden, and I agree about the bird feeders. I’m not sure that our residents aren’t going to experience a bit of rationing by the end of our enforced ‘stay at home’, but we’ll try to keep them relatively happy. Take good care of yourself.


  8. tialys says:

    Those of us with generous outside spaces are so fortunate. I saw a funny thing on FB the other day where somebody posted a ‘before lockdown’ photo of their slightly unkempt garden and an ‘after lockdown’ photo of the garden looking like a piece of Versailles with a maze and everything. So, I’m expecting great things of you Margaret 😉


  9. Steph says:

    Best wishes for your isolation! At least you have lots of lovely things to keep you occupied.


  10. I love your lawnette circle and your pretty little cherry blooming. I imagine the garden fairies like them too. Lucky you for being able to sit out with your tea. It is still a bit chilly here to do that but I too have been out getting early spring chores accomplished. It feels so good getting outside and stretching the old muscles.


  11. Doing much the same here, I need to get my seedlings hardened off so I can plant them outside soon.


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