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Come into our muddy garden!

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We have both been out ‘pottering’ in the garden and I took a few photos of this and that.

Some are bright and cheerful and others will remind me of the wettest winter I remember.

I am not downcast though, there is a hint of spring in the rather cold air!

John has been pruning the roses this morning. You can see that most of the gravel has been washed off the path and do take a look at the mud on the edge of the lawn!

The hellebores grow in a small woodland area we created near the house.
The daffodils are down near our vegetable patch.
The little lonely hyacinth is waiting to be swamped by bluebells!

I always rely on containers at this time of year to add some colour by the back door. It is nice to look out onto from the kitchen window.

The pink primulas were from ‘B and Q.’ I became bored of choosing the correct primer paint so wandered off into their garden centre! I rarely leave such places empty handed! We ended up with the wrong primer by the way so will have to go back – shame!

The path round the pond, near our gate is also needing more gravel but there are signs of life there now.

This is the view from the end of the garden, looks better under a blue sky. So do I!

Thanks for joining me, time to rinse off your welly boots now and have a cup and of tea! I’ll let you know when the gravel arrives!

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Well done both of you its bitterly cold here today so I only made it to the g'house, you have a lot of spring showing there. I like a meander W'rose so thank you for showing me around, things are getting done in easy stages here as well, I too have muddy bits in my lawns, the joys of having pets during a wet winter, like us it will recover. I especially liked the part around your pond and your pots are very colourful, I think you made a perfect choice as regards the "primer" such a shame you have to go back, LOL....

6 Mar, 2016

 

See you are in the South, haven't we had some rain. I am trying to keep off the grass, only walking on the stepping stones if poss. Like the pink Primula, oh, meant primer.

6 Mar, 2016

 

The view from the end of your garden is beautiful.
What a nice lot of spring flowers you have - love your little woodland with the hellebores. Its good you had enough fine weather to get outside for a bit - every time I make up my mind that today's the day I look up and its raining again...Once I'd even got my coat and wellies on.

Having to go back for the primer gave you another chance to look round the garden centre though!

6 Mar, 2016

 

That looks lovely! The little viola with yellow contrast was my favourite. But you have such a pretty garden. :)

6 Mar, 2016

 

Know what you mean about muddy lawn. While unloading the haul of plants from the Garden Centre yesterday, I stepped back and caught my heel on a muddy slope. Down I went flat on my back and laid at the back of the car not quite believing it and getting breath back. OH came past from putting the plants in the old greenhouse - straight past me lying on my back without noticing, came back and said "what are you doing down there?" Perhaps he thought I was sunbathing or just gone do-lally! No harm done, only to my pride.
Your Hellebores look wonderful as do the bright Primulas and daffs. You can't beat pots for this time of year.

6 Mar, 2016

 

Men! Hope you didn't hurt yourself.

6 Mar, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Sorry Honeysuckle that made me giggle ! Chris your garden looks very springish & pretty, well done for getting as much done as you did despite it being bitterly cold ... I love your view !

6 Mar, 2016

 

Tou have put me to shame,Chris,as even thought it was fine,and we saw a little sun,I stayed indoors where it was warm,and did some serious damage to a packet of Rolo's,after the family had gone :o)
Your garden looks awash with lovely spring colour..how nice to look out on that lovely border,and I bet you were both ready for a cuppa,after all your hard work..I bet you chose that primer on purpose ! xxx

6 Mar, 2016

 

Honeysuckle, my OH would have done exactly the same. Today, while he was golfing, I dismantled a 15' x4' dog pen from in front of our garage at the side of our front door, and a friend took it away in a trailer. When OH came home he went in to the garage as usual...never even noticed the dog pen had gone! Unbelieveable! Lol!

6 Mar, 2016

 

Lovely spring flowers.

6 Mar, 2016

 

You have been busy out there in the cold, lovely spring colour so never mind the mud and a pretty view even with a grey sky! thank you for the wander, wellies away for the night now though I may need them tomorrow if the snow here continues!

6 Mar, 2016

 

Thank you for all your encouraging and positive comments.

Oh dear Honeysuckle, the muddy areas in the garden are treacherous but your story did make me smile! Hope you are alright today.

xx

7 Mar, 2016

 

I love the spring even though it is usually cold. I enjoyed seeing your photos. I also put lots of bulbs in pots so that I can place them where they can be seen when the weather is too cold to go down the garden.

7 Mar, 2016

 

This is a good example of how rocks can used to improve what would otherwise be a dull uninteresting area of land.

7 Mar, 2016

 

It will look lovely when it all starts flower, love your pots and helebores .....

7 Mar, 2016

 

First and foremost you do have the most wonderful views, even if they are very wet ones, the same as us......although we are actually drying out, the lawn is looking the worse for wear, but in time will come back I know...
Honeysuckle and Karen we obviously have the same kind of husbands lol !! have given up waiting for mine to notice what I call, important details to the house/garden!!
I am an authority on primer at the moment, having thoroughly researched the bloomin stuff!!
Your containers look splendid btw....🌷🌸💐🌼🌹

7 Mar, 2016

 

My husband is out in the garage at the moment applying the primer to a new framework for the front of the porch .......ours had to be an aluminium primer which we failed to get first time round!! I guess I had better make him a cup of tea as it is a bit chilly out there!

7 Mar, 2016

 

I hope you had one yourself too :)

7 Mar, 2016

 

Oh yes Hywel, cups of tea come in twos here!

7 Mar, 2016

 

Hi Chris ... lovely splashes of colour .

8 Mar, 2016

 

Please post a photo when the bluebells are out, Wildrose. They are such a spectacle and, having moved from a rural area where I only had to walk across a field to see them, I now live in an urban environment and have to drive to them - if I knew where they were!

Your garden looks lovely and the views are stupendous. Lucky you. Lots of work though.

13 Mar, 2016

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