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Spring at last ! :o)

hywel

By hywel

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We’ve had some lovely weather here lately (albeit on the chilly side sometimes)
so I’d like to show you how my new raised flower bed is doing ….

I put a few Hellebores in. I didn’t know how they’d do but they seem to be happy enough :-

I hope they’ll fill out a bit in time.

I planted some bulbs there last autumn, and they are putting on a colourful show :)

Tete-a-tete :-

Jetfire :-

This little Arabis is going to trail down the wall (I hope)
together with a white one nearby :o)

I’ve tried to push some creeping Campanulas and Aubrietias in between the bricks, and I hope they’ll catch, but I haven’t got a photo of them.

This is the view from the little road that goes past my new flower bed. I see it when I’m down there …

I hope you like the way my new flower bed is coming along.
I’ll show some more photos of it later on :o)

Enjoy the spring ! :D

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coming along nicely

I have jet fire its a reliable performer and stand up to the wind.

had quite a few frosty morning past two weeks

21 Mar, 2016

 

Thanks. We had a slight frost this morning too but the days have been nice and sunny :)

21 Mar, 2016

 

always a price Hywel .... but well worth it at last sunshine and dry oh well Easter next week so that must mean rain sorry to say lol

did you manage to find those seed potatoes ?

21 Mar, 2016

 

Oh Hywel I wish I had some of your good earth, everything picks up so well in your garden and your raised bed is the same, it looks so attractive out there now, I can see that Bella approves....

21 Mar, 2016

 

IT looks brilliant :)

21 Mar, 2016

 

Isn't lovely to see the spring flowers all in bloom.
Your raised bed is going to look great.
Bella seems to like the fine weather too.
Marjorie

21 Mar, 2016

 

I really like your flower bed and Spring colours are visible all around your garden.

It is a wonderful time of year and just needs to warm up a bit now!

21 Mar, 2016

 

Bella seems to approve!
A lot of top soil must've gone in that bed. I think I remember your earlier blog about the building of the bed but I didn't realise it was that big. Let's hope the plants in the cracks take as they will soften the walls and look lovely!

21 Mar, 2016

 

Your new raised bed is looking very colourful Hywel, spring has certainly sprung for you!!

21 Mar, 2016

 

Its settling in well isn't it. All it needs now is some fuchsias, lol. Your Felis catus has overwintered well and seems to be enjoying the sunshine. It looks very much at home in that spot.

22 Mar, 2016

 

You're lucky your hellebores took. Must be the good soil and clean country air! And the lovely views of course. Nice to see Bella contemplating your work.

22 Mar, 2016

 

Thanks for your comments.

Gnarly G Yes I did find the potatoes. They are almost ready to plant now.
And yes it will probably rain for the bank holiday lol ...

Paul it took 3 tons of topsoil ! It was very good quality and not that expensive either :)

Steragram there are some Fuchsias in there already, including the Lady Thumb you sent me. I hope to put more there during the spring and summer :)
Felis catus had an abscess last week and had to be taken to the vet. She had it drained and was given an antibiotic injection.

22 Mar, 2016

 

Beautiful cat . . . and the raised bed is looking pretty good too!

23 Mar, 2016

 

Thank you :)

23 Mar, 2016

 

Your new bed is looking well established now and very colourful, it's done very well, probably because Bella warms up the soil wherever she rests :)

25 Mar, 2016

 

Looking good, Hywel!

25 Mar, 2016

 

Thank you both :)

27 Mar, 2016

 

Always Beautiful , Hywel :-)

29 Mar, 2016

 

Thank you :)

29 Mar, 2016

 

Poor puss, hope she is much better now. I wonder how she came to develop that?

29 Mar, 2016

 

The vet thought she had it as the result of a bite. She's all right now.

29 Mar, 2016

 

I love the new raised bed. Sorry to hear Bella has had an abscess but I'm glad she's better now.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Thank you :)

30 Mar, 2016

 

That's a relief. We once lost a cat with an abscess on his head, presumably from an infected claw in some feline disagreement. They can be nasty things.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Abscess can be a bite from a tick !!! even if the animal has been treated the tick dies when feeding and doesn't always drop off. Areas with lots of foxes are the worse.

31 Mar, 2016

 

Just the ithought of a tick or a leech gives me the heeby jeebies...

31 Mar, 2016

 

There are lots of foxes around here ...

1 Apr, 2016

 

I wouldn't have thought a tick could get underneath all that fur, but as they can bite sheep I guess they can.

1 Apr, 2016

 

they are tiny before they gorge themselves.

its going to be worse this year after the mild wet winter.

2 Apr, 2016

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