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!