Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Winter is back

The warm springlike weather of last week didn't last long. We are back to cold days, freezing nights and snow.

Friday, 1 March 2013

First day in the garden

The last day of February was a sunny day, the first for a while. An ideal day to start the spring clean up.

The first job was to tackle the path to the shed and compost bin. Grasses, Knautia macedonia and Corylus had flopped over the path so I had to step over/ duck under while trying not to slip on leaves. Then I had to fight through Lonicera nitida by the shed. Not anymore; I now have a clear path and the heart on the shed is straight.

I am thinking of some big change; possibly removing some shrubs, reshaping the lawn and growing some vegetables. I'm still thinking about it.

Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell purple'

The front garden is tiny. I planted it with seedlings and cuttings from the back garden after it was redesigned a few years ago  These are taking now taking over. I've removed some of the Aquilegias and Linaria. I'll remove more later.