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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Tackling Spring Head On

Faced with the sight of the garden after this past winter, I knew it was time to buckle down.  Gardens are renown for blooming in spite of the gardener, but that only lasts for so long.  Eventually, you just have to get out there and do stuff! Happily, once you actually doing it, you are reminded just how very enjoyable it is.  One thing definitely leads to another, but just being there in the garden helps - doing at least one thing each day.
And the rewards? Amazing:



Dark wallflowers with such a scent - doesn't seem quite possible.


 Dark pink hellebore - quite a display for one small plant.


More wallflowers starting to bloom - love seeing them through other plants.


The Spring patch - only gets sun in the Spring so it's best to make the most of it.


Snowy mespilus - this is the area of the garden that has been most neglected; it needed clearing of , what I can only describe as 'stuff'. The work is ongoing but at least I can see it's nearly there.  Then the joy of plant planning.

But what I shouldn't miss out is the joy of having plants to photograph - that is a brilliant way to really see what's happening in the garden.

P xx