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.







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


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?


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?


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.


I was lucky I had a little helper.


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!


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.



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


  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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