Our garden has been sorely neglected over the winter, though if you’re going to neglect a garden it’s the best time to do it and the local wildlife will thank me for it! We seem to have had storm after storm recently but over the last weekend we managed a few sunny hours so I managed to get out and start the big tidy up.
I’ve started pruning the roses, starting with the standard rose and the climber down by the patio, I tidied the beds up and put a thick mulch of homegrown compost down to feed them.
I’ve got quite a few hellebores around the garden, if I find a plant that likes my conditions then I tend to buy one in every colour! I’ve got pink ones, purple ones, almost black ones, white ones and this pretty speckled pink one.
The daffodils are just starting to open, I tend to buy the little ones as they seem to stand up to bad weather better.
Up by the pond the snowdrops are in full flower, they look so pretty and seem to be spreading wider every year. These snowdrops came from my mum’s garden so I’m always pleased to see they’re happy. I think she in turn was given them by a friend who always had a glorious show of snowdrops. Snowdrops can be fussy things in that they prefer to be moved in the green, it’s not usually as successful just to plant bulbs.
Hopefully we’ll have a few more nice days as I’ve an awful lot of roses to prune and beds to tidy up!