Beginnings of colour

February brought a lot more colour to the garden than I was expecting.  Though it rained a lot, we were also blessed with a some sunnier days, and birdsong to accompany it.  It really felt at times as though spring were just around the corner.

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My potted tulips started to come through, can’t wait to see their flowers ~ I can’t quite remember what colour they will be.

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February also saw me having a good sort out in my greenhouse.  Is it weird that I kind of loved sorting and stacking my plant pots?

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And I found a hessian bag of small bulbs. I’ve no idea what they are, but they are coming up nicely! I’m thinking maybe hyacinths?

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I had two main [and back-breaking] projects in February. Firstly, to dig over this vast corner of the garden – formerly a jungle of shoulder-height nettles and thistles – after discovering some brown furry, pink-tailed visitors had moved in under the old shed panels.  It has taken so long to do, and I’m very much feeling it still in my lower back a week on, but it’s ready now to be turfed over once the risk of frost has passed.

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I was lucky I had a little helper.

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And my second, way more exciting project, is that after six years of waiting I finally have my sleepers for my raised veg beds! We had lots of fun planning where they would go – having ordered the timber and then losing the piece of paper with our original plans on!

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Two are built and I’m awaiting a lovely, smelly delivery of horse manure! I never though poo would make me quite this excited.

To close for now, I will share some snaps of my little companion.  I think I’m his best friend, as I have dug up so many worms for him this last few weeks.

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I’m linking this post to How does your garden grow? over at beautiful Fable & Folk.

16 Comments

  1. March 4, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    How satisfying to clear the area. Love that you just popped the bulbs in the pot. Always fun to see what comes up. #hdygg

    • admin
      March 17, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      I can’t wait to see either – still leaves just now so I’m none the wiser! x

  2. March 4, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Oh my, you are so organised! Also, so much colour and looking really tidy!! Really looking forward to following your gardening through the year.

    • Elizabeth
      March 17, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      I’m delighted I give the impression of being organised – thank you. Would it break the spell to tell you I’m totally not!?!? Thank you for popping by x

  3. March 4, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Oh wow! I’m planned a tiny raised bed, but yours are going to be amazing! I can imagine how excited you are to get going with this! #hdygg

    • Elizabeth
      March 17, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Yes, super excited – I just need to get some frames to keep the pesky wood pigeons away before I can really get planting! x

  4. March 4, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    I’ve felt like Spring is just around the corner too and then the weather turns arctic for a few days 🙂 Congratulations on getting your sleepers, it looks like you’ll have lots of growing space. What a handsome robin!

    • Elizabeth
      March 17, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      He’s a handsome chap for sure. It’s always one step forwards two back temperature wise at this time of year isn’t it? x

  5. March 8, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Ooooh – such plans. I am desperate to get going but it is either too cold or too wet! I am so in need of spring to arrive now. #HDYGG

    • Elizabeth
      March 17, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      It’ll soon be warmer….at least that is what I’m chanting to myself regularly! x

  6. March 9, 2016 / 11:10 am

    wow! so much going on in your garden already! looks very promising. how exciting!

    • Elizabeth
      March 17, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you ! It’s like having a blank canvas this time of year! x

  7. March 9, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    those sleepers look amazing and will make fantastic raised beds for growing veg

    • Elizabeth
      March 17, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      I hope so! I can’t wait to get going with it! x

  8. March 10, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    How exciting – the veg beds I mean, not the digging. Although looks like you’ve done well there too – looking forward to seeing how it grows 🙂 #hdygg

    • Elizabeth
      March 17, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you – it was really hard going! x

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