Tuesday’s Totter round the garden

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!

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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5 Responses to Tuesday’s Totter round the garden

  1. Jaya says:

    I’ve long wanted to ask you to do a post on a typical day in your life. Would you, please? How do you manage to pack in so many activities? Do you follow a time table, make lists?
    The snowdrops are very pretty.

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  2. Ah, your magical garden! I too like the person who committed above interested in a typical day in your daily life as you seem to be the most productive person I follow in bloglandia! 🙂

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    More and more daffodils turning up in blog land this week! I like the little ones too, they are so dainty.

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  4. Sharon says:

    Your gardens are beautiful!

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