Good morning, everyone. It's still dry outside so I'm hoping for another pleasant and sunny day, just like yesterday which was lovely. It was nice to go out with just a sweater on and no coat.
Here's a few photos taken in the garden
The snowdrops are spreading nicely after a good clear out last spring
. . . and the mini daffs will be a picture in a while.
The clematis, new last year, is sending out new growth.
Soon there will be chives to pick again.
And this little lady was having a good crawl about on the iris leaves.
Yesterday I got loads of washing done AND dried on the line. I had early morning tuition which was lovely. I spent a couple of hours out the front, clearing a shocking mess of weeds and leaves and revealing some extremely sunlight deprived bulbs which will look great once they have recovered and regained their colour. The hyacinths were so covered and protected that they are actually in flower!
It looks a whole lot better now and I'm sure the neighbours will be relieved that they don't have to stare at the mess any more. Now I have to think what bedding I want in there this year.
Today is a 'nothing scheduled' day until SW group so I will tackle the books in the yellow room, plan some food for Friday when I have friends round for an early dinner and maybe plan next week's menu! I'd also like to get the herb and foliage bed neatened up. It's not in such a bad state really but things need cutting back and I must dig out some of the oregano. It's quite invasive; not as bad as mint but it needs to be kept down. I wouldn't bother with it if it wasn't such a very useful herb.
I need to get some parsley at some point too - plants, not seeds as parsley is very difficult to germinate and it takes longer than my patience permits!
And finally I have to sort out the mint pots - the soil in them must be so stale by now so I want to get all the mint out, split the roots and replant in fresh, fertilised soil back in the pots again.
I want to get a fair bit achieved while the weather is still good enough
I'll leave you with a photo of the rather attractive sunset we had yesterday.
Have a great day.
The sunset looks glorious and it's looking very spring like in your garden. It looks like the weather is picking up here this next week, so I might be tempted to do some tidying up outdoors. XReplyDelete
That's what got me going really. The mornings are earlier, the days are longer and the sun is shining. And my garden looked like a bomb site! It just didn't compute! :-)Delete
Our weather has changed since the weekend the winds are blowing down off the moors - hence all the washing I have been doing. Lovely sunset. xReplyDelete
Nothing better than line and wind dried clothes, is there? They even seem to iron better!Delete
I am so jealous of the flowers! It will be a while before we see anything growing here. The garden is still mostly buried beneath snow. I do love seeing the flowers. Mum was telling me some of hers were popping up.ReplyDelete
It's been very mild here over the last week or so and all the bulbs have decided it's time. I rather envy you having snow though - I do love snow.Delete
Snap .. we both photographed clematis plants today! It sounds like you had a productive day in the garden. I always think it is a satisfying job as you can actually see the results of your efforts when you're weeding and clearing.ReplyDelete
Love the sunset photo.
It's going well, thank you - order is returning, slowly. The herb bed is now sorted!Delete
Lovely photos, Joy. It's been a much nicer day here today, sunny most of the day and a lot less windy.ReplyDelete
It feels very spring like, in spite of still being February. Really lovely.Delete