Oh it’s been just so so lovely and sunny for the last couple of days. And it has been very easy to forget the arctic winds and hail storms of just a few days ago. How forgiving we are about the weather when it is kind to us!
The garden has been pretty forgiving of the weather too, and leaves that had seemed to suddenly stop unfurling in the cold snap, have started to unfold once more. There is no more beautiful a leaf in my garden right now than this beauty…
ACER GOLDEN SUNRISE
Stunning, huh?! And how gorgeous do the greens look against such deep blue skies?
The beech hedge that had a good pruning from my husband is going a lovely light green…what I want to know is where the old, brown leaves go? It’s as though they dissolve when the new ones appear, as I can’t see any under the hedge. It’s a mystery!
Before I share some pretties, I thought I would share how my seedlings and veg beds are doing.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SHALLOTS, TEENY WEENY CARROT SEEDLINGS, GARLIC
My shallots are storming along! So exciting. Some of the carrots are through, I’m not sure how they will fare as there are only a few and they are right next to each other! My garlic looks a bit leggy I think? I never grown any of these before, so it’s all a bit of a learning curve.
Next door gave us a dozen strawberry plants, as they had gone nuts over in their patch and had lots of babies. Today I spotted the very beginnings of an actual berry. I need to lift the nets higher so those [naughty] wood pigeons don’t get them.
In the greenhouse much has been happening..
And my little outdoor nursery kept these plants well-protected from last week’s frost:
I also took delivery of a dozen bags of this lovely stuff…
Lots of lovely, well rotted, horse poo! I never though poo would get me quite so excited. I guess that makes me a real gardener now (dirty fingernails included).
So that’s the ‘productive side’, let’s finish on some pretties that have emerged these last couple of weeks.
In a final note, we are off to the RHS Malvern Spring Garden Show this coming Sunday. I am really excited about it. I can’t wait to see the show gardens and gather lots of ideas.
In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine and have a lovely week. I’m going to make sure I spend a little time just sitting and soaking up my garden vibes as well as working/digging/sweating!
Linking once more to the fabulous How does you garden grow? over at the exquisite Fable & Folk.