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Spring is in the air


Hi you happy gardeners, spring is just around the corner, Whiteswood Cottage is putting on a smiley face, snowdrops are going over, daffodils are just bursting open, crocus have been beautiful, except for the ones that the rabbit ate!!!

Sunshine is at last showing us her face, and the days are getting lighter and brighter, the garden is looking good, even when it has been cold I have managed to potter about. The garden is now showing the benefit of tidying up in the winter hours, grass is just beginning to grow, and all the borders have new life sproutting up.

The bulbs are good this year, think the cold weather we have had has helped hold back the flowers and we seem to have had a proper winter and hopefully this will bring us a nice spring and summer to follow. It has been a long while since we had so many frosts and snow, but the weather is definitely picking up and I am able to get out more and more, the garden centres will be taking a hard hit shortly. But first have to get ready for my third child’s wedding, busy making invitations, and trying to keep her stress free. ( Oh that is hard work!)
August is getting nearer and things are becoming more and more hurried.

Have also been busy with the youngest making plans for her next course at Uni. so had little time for me. But she has just passed her driving test and dad has bought her a little old banger to trip herself to work so no more taxi service for us. Thank goodness I have my garden to occupy myself in now that they have all grown up. She is busy planning uni courses and she will still be around for a couple more years, then hopefully she will be able to fly the nest.

Talking of nests the birds are busy chasing and pairing up, Blackbirds galore, Robins in abundance, and for the first time I have seen Siskins in my garden and Tree sparrows, got Dunnocks but this year have got the little sparrows.
They are so pretty, aparently not too many about these days. I have not seen my little robin with the injured leg for a long time, but the last time I did see it he was a lot stronger and starting to fly about and up into the trees so hopefully he has managed to survive and flown off into the woods.

Been out in the garden and chopped off the old growth of Clematis (Lady Diana) this morning (while waiting for daughter to arrive) it is one of my favourites and is beginning to start to grow new shoots all is looking good – hope you are all busy too and that you are also getting some sunshine – best wishes for the new season – happy gardening Oliveoil

ps: need help with compost types for growing strawberries in bags any ideas you guys would be greatly appreciated and of course what breed of strawberry would be best in growbags – thanks if you can help

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Enjoyed your blog, OO
I am having the same problem here with waiting. Rain predicted all day today so guess i will work inside instead. : (

Hope the wedding goes off without a hitch. Having them in Univ can be worse then having infants I think, I have 2 , both at Univ right now. The oldest is in her last few months and is now applying to grad schools to get her doctorate. The youngest is in a photojournalism program so at least I get some real nice pics out of it. He has taken most of my photos. Easy to tell the ones I have taken. : )
Have fun in the sun...

14 Mar, 2009


Great blog OO. I'm glad spring is sringing where you are. It is sure taking its sweet time around here this year....still snow in the yard !!

You sound very busy with life at the moment. Good luck with the wedding....always a stressful time. I hope everything comes together for it without any problems.

14 Mar, 2009

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