Finally the rain stopped and the ground stopped squelching and the garden Spring tidy up could begin. I realize that the wildlife in our garden doesn’t appreciate me enough. I leave all the seed heads and don’t prune the ivy so that the berries are there to feed the birds over winter. I don’t move dead leaves so that the insects and hedgehogs have somewhere to go. The snails find a cosy nook near the front door, which the thrushes know all about. So it is a pretty big task in March to tidy up!
The first task I undertook this month was clearing out pond weed as the frogs use our pond as a nursery and I don’t like to disturb them at this time. Indeed the frogs appeared very early in March, then it got cold again so they went back to sleep. Now they are busy wooing each other and blooming noisy they are too.
There’s the pond with the rockery and waterfall behind. It really could do with some more weeding. I took the little statue from Dad’s garden, as she looks very elegant, but have yet to find a proper home for her.
The Spring bulbs are all flowering now.
The ones near the greenhouse.
These in one of the tubs. I have now moved this tub into a corner of the front garden, near next doors fence, where nothing seems to flourish. Grape hyacinth just appearing.
Talking of hyacinths, I used to have great success with growing them indoors, but then I had years of failures and have now given up. However I used to plant them out in the garden and they come up year after year.
Snowdrops just beginning to die back now. Lots of primroses ..
And the crocuses I planted in the autumn.
I have some purple ones just about to come through. And of course there is the rhubarb which I have been keeping an eye on. I think Rhubarb crumble may be on our Easter Sunday menu.
I am getting excited for Easter now. Mr J and family are hopefully coming to stay. Hope you have some lovely Easter plans too.