Friday, 6 April 2018

Quick ... Sun's out, get in the Garden!

Hi there everyone 🌞

Having been so lucky with the weather for our week up in The Lakes I don’t suppose we should really complain that it seems to have been raining pretty much non stop since we got home

I also seem to have been struck down with a bit of a cold, which has left me feeling a bit lethargic and not really in the mood for anything other than sitting in the comfy chair with a bit of gentle appliquΓ©.
That is until yesterday morning and I couldn't quite believe it but kind of like in the words of Buddy Holly singing Raining in my Heart ...
It was a case of quick, the sun's out, let’s get outside ... before we miss it ...
We needn’t have worried, it turned out to be gloriously bright, sunny and even warm for pretty much all day. We were so glad to have got to see our magnolia in all her glory. She was a wedding present and will be 9 years old this year. We'd been beginning to think she would have flowered and dropped with no sign of any sunshine whatsoever.

There are a few other bright colours adding just a little bit of that zing of Spring ...
Whilst our list of things to do in the garden is seemingly endless we managed to make a gentle start on some of the things that we have really been wanting to get done.

There was a last bit of pruning and tidying up of the late autumn perennials ...
Our main focus was to be on potting and sowing, but there was a new greenhouse to be built first ...
... which went up nice and easily ...
So it was time to get potting ...
All of the foraged flower seeds picked up on our travels last year, cosmos, zinnias and sunflowers, free with Gardeners world magazine and French beans, moneymaker tomatoes and little gem lettuce. I do so hope we haven't left it too late.

In no time at all our new greenhouse was looking a lot more at home ...
We also made a very token start on digging out some of the bluebells from the bottom border, working towards our goal of leveling it all the way across ...
We ended up  having a cheese on toast lunch in the sunshine, where we were visited by a new friend, who we have decided to call 'Ginge' ... for obvious reasons ...
By the time we packed up and came in it was gone 3pm and we were both really pleased with how we'd got on ... and the sky? Well, it still looked like this ...
Perhaps Spring is finally here 😁😁😁

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