It has truly been a month of April Showers. The ground remained waterlogged for sometime, but the last week has seen lots of sunshine by day, but chilly nights. The main task in the garden has been clearing away the rest of the winter debris and weeding.
The daffodils are only just going over now, lots of yellow still dotted around.
I love this primula.
And the grape hyacinths are just coming into bloom.
I moved the little statue
She is now by the side of the pond among the logs I have left for the insects and rock hidey holes for frogs. I think she makes a rather good woodland nymph. And we can now see her from the kitchen window. Talking of frogs there is now loads of frog spawn in the pond and we have newts too. The birds are busy picking out their “des res ” and nest building. Spotted a cheeky sparrow uprooting greenery from a flower tub this week.
Lots of plants now wanting to go outside , if only the weather would be kinder at night.hard to stay patient and keep them snug indoors.
I bought three herbs at the plant sale -sage, marjoram and lemon balm, to go with the mint, chives, rosemary and thyme which I already have. Hoping to get a few more plants for my herb garden still.
I also bought Pulsatila Red Bells, which is nearly fully open and also Echinops, which is a globe thistle.
Not much to see there yet.
Can’t wait for the weather to warm up, then we will have tulips, bluebells, iris, lilac, honeysuckle, poppies, and who knows some of the seeds I planted this year too, like morning glory, sunflowers and cosmos.
Right now to go back outside, we spread some manure on the roses and the blackbirds have had a good root through it for worms and have made a right mess on the grass and footpaths.
Hope you have some warm weather and get outside too this weekend.