So – how was your Sunday – did you enjoy a day without wind and rain – did you bathe in glorious sunshine as we did? I ventured into the front garden where it was sheltered and warm to do a little shrub pruning – I almost had to take my coat off.
I cut the top third off the hardy fuschia, hypericum and cotoneaster tree, there is just the buddleia to chop back.
There is still a lot to do out there after so many weather delays but little by little I am slowly making an impact on the garden – as you can see in the next picture, there is still a lot of dead stuff to be collected and beds to be cleared – I left all the forget-me-not seedlings in to help keep the soil from washing away but I will start to clear and move them now so I can think about sowing and planting some annuals
Here are some that I will be sowing this year
I also have some wild flower mixes – it will be a bit of a squeeze trying to fit everything in but I do like the garden to be full of colour and bursting at the seams. There isn’t much colour in the garden at the moment – primulas, pansies a few snowdrops and the perennial wallflower – but the bulbs are making good progress, so I guess it will be only a few weeks before it looks a lot more cheerful.
Do you have a lot of catching up to do ready for when spring finally arrives?