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It's time to make a real start in the garden.


It’s such a relief to feel as if the winter is behind us and Spring is here at last. It feels good to don the gardening shoes that have been sitting idle for so many months and walk into the garden to clear away all the old stems and fallen leaves that have carpeted the borders during the seemingly long dull days of winter. It lifts the heart to clear the leaves from around the bright yellow Daffodils, the pretty Hellebores, multicoloured Primroses, bright little irises and the shrubs whose buds are just starting to break open. There’s an urge to start the preparations for the riot of colour it’s hoped the garden will become throughout the rest of this year.

It’s time to get down and dirty, loosening the soil that’s been compacted by the heavy pounding from the hail showers and snowfalls since January. Time for the first mowing of the lawns that look lumpy- bumpy from irregular growth. The garden always looks ten times better with a nice mown and edged lawn.
The birds feel that spring is starting too. Awake before 6 singing and calling to each other. The frogs are gathering for the frog spring ball in the pond. The frog chorus will reach its crescendo in a week or two after which they they will all disappear into the garden again, leaving me to look after the offspring….

Time to start the seed sowing, repotting cuttings and clearing out the greenhouse.
Oooh! I just love Springtime.

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Lovely HB. You are so lucky...frogspawn! I just had a horrible new yet only a twinkle in my eye....froglets.....labrador and Terrier.....eek!

19 Mar, 2015


Karen...Plenty of spontaneous baths for two inquisitive four legged pals on the horizon!!! Lots of froglets too to entertain Our next door neighbours dog took 4 plunges into our pond when they first moved in and we hadn't secured the gaps in the It took him long enough to learn that we didn't like him stirring up the mud from the pond bottom, bless him.

19 Mar, 2015


Yes isnt it lovely, that tentative sunshine, hardly any wind -well for today at least- colour appearing, bird song, so inviting to get going in the garden.
Karen we used to get masses of froglets hopping around in our old garden but for some reason they were the only creatures my dog used to leave alone. I think they might not taste very nice!

19 Mar, 2015


Resi, that is encouraging to hear! :)) For two reasons..1. I love frogs and 2. I am very very squeamish! ;)

19 Mar, 2015


Lovely to see such colour in your garden Home bird

19 Mar, 2015


Hi Sheila, your garden looks nice and colourful, I have some Dutch iris in the oval bed, they've all come up, but no flowers yet, Derek.

19 Mar, 2015


The little frogs do tend to make you jump a bit when they jump, if you come across them whilst mowing the lawns. Thank goodness I have never mowed any up, up to and my dog never bothered them.
It won't be long Derek before your Iris are smiling up at you....
Resi, It's such a treat to spend a few hours doing a bit of tidying and noticing so much new growth appearing.
Thanks 3d. It's making me feel a lot brighter too. 🌸

21 Mar, 2015


I agree with everything you have written Hb ... I can honestly say that Spring is my favourite season in the garden. :o)

30 Mar, 2015

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