Sunday, August 19, 2012

Early Spring Gardening

I have not been here
in sooooo long.
It's been winter,
and not alot happens round the cottage
in winter.
Except a bit of planning in the garden,
and that usually involves
a bit of digging
and moving things.
I decided over winter
that the front garden beds needed a revamp.
This was them at the beginning of winter,
and before I started to dig!

And then I got started...

... and this is what was left,
not much...

there are lots of new plantings,
and in a few weeks,
I will be back,
to show you how it looks
as Spring shows her colours.

There are glimpses of spring already
in other parts of the garden ...

...sweet early jonquils...

... little matchheads...

...wild plum blossom...

...forget-me-not dainties...

...the first flush of spring flowers...

I found these gorgeous chairs recently,
covered in grime,
and in need of a fresh coat of paint,
With some new canvas seats and backs,
they will be just perfect,
I do believe,
for the front porch,
where you might find time to sit and enjoy the morning sun,
or the birdsong in the evening.
Back in a few weeks
to show you
the front gardens in all their spring finery.
See you,